Follow Me



Painting outdoors in oils and directly from life is what drives my work. As a plein air painter, it is the feeling of light and the experience of analysing and interpreting the landscape that I want to come through.

Working in the moment to capture the essence of the scene, every brushmark and colour decision is a response to my observation and feeling of the landscape around me.

Born in Middlesbrough in 1981 I gained a BA Hons in Fine Art at Northampton University in 2003.  After moving to Newcastle upon Tyne I completed an MA in Fine Art at Newcastle University in 2007 and a PGCE in Art Education at Northumbria University in 2008. 

I am a founding member of local painting group Plein Air North East and can regulalry be seen painting outdoors along the North East coastline that is a continuous source of inspiration for my work in oils.

Solo Exhibitions:

Oils at the Coast, North Shields Customer First Centre, 1st June – 27th June 2019

Recent works, Monsieur Crepe Café, Heaton, April-July 2018.

Painting from Life, Wallsend Customer First Centre, North Tyneside, 2nd January -28th February 2018

Oils in the Open Landscape, North Shields Library, North Tyneside, 9th – 30th October 2017

Oils in the Open Landscape, Summerhill Visitors Centre, Hartlepool, 2nd August – 3rd October 2017


My work is held by private collectors both nationally and internationally and also in the collection of a public art gallery in the UK.

To get a flavour of my impressionist landscapes, here is a piece created on location at the Swing Bridge in Newcastle upon Tyne which, featured by the Art Post 

Group exhibitions:

Finalist in the Louisa Waterford Prize Exhibition, Etal, 4th-6th May 2024

Northumberland Now at Woodhorn Museum, 17th February-6th May 2024

The Dovecote Street Show, Amble, Northumberland, 8th May-29th May 2023

Northumberland Open 2023: Wild Northumberland at Woodhorn Museum, 18th February-8th May 2023

Glanton Pyke Exhibition: Landscapes by Plein Air North East at Glanton Pyke, 11th December 2022-19th March 2023

Open Exhibition 2023 at Gallagher & Turner, 26th November 2022-21st January 2023

Gallagher & Turner Open exhibition 26th November 2021-22nd January 2022

D31 Autumn Open Exhibition, D31 Gallery, Doncaster, 10th October 2021-19th December 2021

D31 Art Prize, D31 Gallery, Donaster, March 2021

Gallagher and Turner North East Open Exhibition, 23rd August-5th October 2019

Create Longridge, Longridge Gallery, 14th-20th July 2019

Pintar Rapido 2019, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, 23rd June 2019

Hartlepool Art Gallery, Painters Outdooors Plein Air in the North 23rd March 25th May 2019

Woodhorn Museum, Into the Woods , 16th Fbruary-22nd April 2019

Friends of the Hatton Summer Exhibition 2018 26th July -3rd August 2018

North of England Art Club Annual Exhibition 28thApril-5th May 2018

Wallsend Customer First Centre – Solo Exhibition Painting from Life Jan-Feb 2018

North Shields Library – Solo Exhibition S.Jones Oils in the Open Landscape, October 2017

Summerhill Visitor Centre  – Solo Exhibition S. Jones Oils in the Open Landscape, Aug-Oct 2017

Hatton Gallery – Friends of the Hatton Gallery Annual Exhibition, 2015

Hartlepool Art Gallery – Hartlepool Art Club Annual Exhibition, 2010

Hatton Gallery – Newcastle University Final Degree Show, 2007

Northumbria University Gallery – Portraiture Open Exhibition, 2006

Sam’s Place Cafe – Touch Wood solo exhibition, 2004

Roadmender, Northampton – Recent Graduates Show, 2003

Northampton University – Final Degree Show, 2003

Public Murals:

Wansbeck Hospital Ashingtion –  Garden Mural, 2015




Privacy Settings
We use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. We also use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies. You can selectively provide your consent below to allow such third party embeds. For complete information about the cookies we use, data we collect and how we process them, please check our Privacy Policy
Consent to display content from Youtube
Consent to display content from Vimeo
Google Maps
Consent to display content from Google