Tom Jones
Artist - Pontypridd


Thomas Charles Jones was born and bred in Llansadwrn in Carmarthenshire. He attended the Vicar Pritchard Secondary Modern School in Llandyfri after failing the wretched 11 plus. Following success at 'O' and 'A' level exams he went to the University of Wales Swansea where he gained a degree in Botany. Following a period of teaching he completed an external course in Cardiff University after which he gained an M.Ed degree.



Tom Jones

After GCSE, TC opted for a career in Science rather than Art. Ever since he has maintained a deep interest in both fields and this is reflected in certain aspects of his work. A committed environmentalist his favourite topics include wildlife and landscape painting. Following retirement  from science teaching and also a period in the National Assembly for Wales he is at last pursuing his artistic interest.



TC has exhibited his work in the Historical Centre in Pontypridd, briefly in the Albany Gallery in Cardiff and items are available through Oriel Penyfan in Brecon   TC has published several calendars, Christmas cards, and carried out many commissions illustrating house portraits. He also illustrated a children’s book for Cyngor Cwricwlwm Cymru in 1990.