Alexander Edward Jones was born 27 September 1988 on the Isle of Anglesey on the beautiful, rugged north west coast of Wales.
In his teen years his keen interest in motor racing saw him race in TKM karts, winning the prestigious British ‘O’ plate in 2006 before competing in British Formula Ford 2009-2011 and subsequently moving to the USA to test and race in Indy Lights.
On his return to the UK in 2012 he took up competitive cycling, racing on road, cyclocross and time trials. During this time he set up business as a small distributor of niche end cycle accessories, sourcing and introducing innovative new brands into the UK.
Throughout these years during any spare time, Alex had loved to go down to the beach and sit on the rocks sketching the local landscape which he would later paint.
In November 2018 during an enforced period off the bicycle he picked up his paintbrush and set up his easel again. From November to March 2019 he executed several oil paintings, mainly on canvas with a couple on wood. He displayed some of his work at the Macclesfield Open Art Exhibition in March. Here’s Alex’s Profile for the exhibition in his own words:
“As a youth I studied art, experienced painting using different mediums and held vague hopes of becoming a professional artist. However, my career initially developed on a different track, firstly in motor sport and subsequently cycling. It is now that I have the time and opportunity to resume painting.
Growing up near the sea on Anglesey I became inspired by the interaction between sea and land, although my recent work is mostly people and animal format. My art is my way of showing my appreciation for a scene, emotion or person by spending hours trying to capture what my mind’s eye sees when I view the subject. I am now doing my best to follow in the footsteps of my Mother and Grandfather who were both amateur artists infinitely better than I will ever be!”
Just one week later on 30 March 2019 at the age of 30 Alex suffered a cardiac arrest and died whilst out cycling in the Welsh hills that he loved.
He was in the process of setting up this website on which to display and sell his paintings. On his behalf we are continuing this work and offering limited edition high quality prints of his paintings.
Sale proceeds are being used to support ongoing cardiac research and athlete heart screening initiatives, vital in the long-term goal of reducing sudden death in young athletes. Donate>>
Original works will not now be sold. Prints are available on a strictly limited basis and for a limited time. Each print is accompanied by a Certificate of Authentication signed by the Executor of his Estate.