Liam Jones was born in Ballina, Co. Mayo. It was the wild beauty of his surrounding countryside that acted as the powerful catalyst in moving him towards the world of landscape painting. Though widely traveled he was continuously drawn back to his homeland, and to the West of Ireland in particular.
He held his first one-man exhibition in Dublin over thirty years ago. Since then he has been recording, in a very personal way, the ever-changing moods and light of the West. His paintings have a wonderful sense of space, a tranquility where nothing is hurried. His Kerry landscapes have a stunning timeless quality and are beautifully illuminated. Light and the sun peek through clouds creating dramatic skies and memorising scenes. Liam himself says of this work:
‘No poet, no painter, can ever fully capture all that is contained in the landscape. In fleeting moments when our pride takes a grip we feel we have it, we’ve got it; but then the landscape merely changes and invites us further in. The landscape surely is a reflection of the divine. It is eternal’.