Liam Jones was born in Ballina, Co. Mayo. The wild beauty of the surrounding countryside was a powerful catalyst in moving him into the world of landscape painting.
He is widely travelled having worked in Europe and America, but he was continually drawn back to this country 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 personal way, the ever-changing moods and light of the West.
Aerach is a word that could describe his work. There is a wonderful sense of space in these paintings, a tranquillity where nothing is hurried.
These landscapes have a timeless quality and are beautifully illuminated by the sun peeking through moving clouds, creating dramatic sky.
The artist himself says of this collection 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. Most of his images reflect his motto "within the ordinary......"