A picture of Wynne Melville Jones

Wynne Melville Jones

Wynne Melville Jones (Wyn Mel) became known throughout Wales as a pioneer of bilingual PR activities and for his involvement in Wales' largest youth organisation, the 'Urdd'. The former art student has now returned to his main interest - visual art.

On returning to the paint brush he gave himself the challenge of painting Cors Caron, (the renowned nature reserve near Tregaron) in the four seasons. He has also painted many iconic Welsh cultural and heritage sites and his inspiration comes from his upbringing in Ceredigion and from the rich heritage and culture of the various communities in Wales.

His art has also generated interest way beyond the borders of Wales. His interpretation of Soar-y-Mynydd, the most isolated chapel in Wales is in former US President Jimmy Carter's art collection and his picture of Llanddwyn was bought by a German art collector. His painting of the Elvis Rock at Eisteddfa Gurig has generated considerable interest in the US and the picture is now at Graceland Tennessee, former home of Elvis which is now dedicated as a museum and archive.

He works from his home in Llanfihangel Genau'r Glyn (Llandre) in Ceredigion and he is active in the local community. He is very proud of his roots in Ceredigion and feels a responsibility for things Welsh. Exhibitions of his work have been held in Aberystwyth, Tregaron, Fishguard, Bala, Llandeilo, Aberaeron, Cardiff and London. His aim is to capture the character and mood of Wales in paint on canvas.