My name is Lloyd Novelle-Jones and I live in the Swansea Valley in South Wales and am employed as a Social Worker for Swansea City Council. I completed a degree in Fine Art at Exeter College of Art in 1985. It was only eight years ago when I took a sabbatical for eighteen months to look after my parents, who had become very ill, that I started painting and drawing again in earnest.
Unfortunately, they passed away within eight months of each other, in 2016, but I was grateful for the time I could spend with them.
In respect of my work, I concentrate in oils, mainly landscapes and still life. It also has a strong figurative base, that relates back to drawing and compositional skills, first established in art college. I have completed a few portrait and landscape commissions, both in oils and pencil and charcoal.
Within the last five years, I have been able to display my work at the Candid Arts Trust, Islington and with Chelsea Arts Society Open Exhibition, where, in total, I had ten paintings selected in their open submissions. I have also had work pre-selected for the Royal Institute of Oil Painters 2018. I have had work placed with the Ardent Gallery in Brecon and now selling more work with the Queen Street Gallery, Neath, which is my local gallery and the Greenspace Gallery, Ferryside, with Dorothy Morris. I have had paintings with Life: Full Colour Gallery, Caernarfon , which were included in their Open Exhibition, 2021.
More recently, I have been invited to display paintings at Gallery 57 Ltd, which opened in October 2022. The gallery is in Newport, Gwent and a number of my paintings there have sold. I have had two paintings
pre-selected for Chelsea Art Society Annual Exhibition in June 2023. I’m interested in getting more opportunities to exhibit and sell my work, locally and across the UK.
My mobile number is : 07566247733
I can also be contacted on e-mail on:
Ivornovelle@gmail.com which I share with my husband, Ivor Novelle-Jones.
Lloyd Novelle-Jones Art is my Facebook page.
Studio 40 Neath