Jon with his oil painting "The Castle at Neyland" purchased by
The National Library of Wales
Born in Surrey in 1958, Jon's lifelong interest in railways started early when taking regular train trips from the local station with his mother and being fascinated (and sometimes frightened!) by the steam engines in what was the last few years of steam.
Most of his later childhood was then spent in Kent where the passion for steam railways seemed to grow, working as a volunteer at the Kent and East Sussex and Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railways most weekends as a teenager.
Jon moved to Pembrokeshire with his parents in 1973 and attended Cardigan Comprehensive School. Jon's only "O" level at school was a grade A in art but never imagining making a career from this subject he trained as a mechanical fitter with the Department of the Environment at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Aberporth.
Later on in his career, Jon worked for a period on the Vale of Rheidol Railway as a fitter, servicing and repairing the locomotives and rolling stock.
It was several years later that Jon returned to his favourite subject Art and studied at the Carmarthen College of Technology and Art from 1995 - 1997. It was there that his talent for painting and his love for railways merged and the steam locomotive paintings started.
Jon paints almost entirely with oils from his home in Sageston, Pembrokeshire and since March 2012 he has become an Associate Member of the Guild of Railway Artists. Jon's oil painting "The Castle at Neyland" has been purchased by the National Libary of Wales, Aberystwyth for the National Collection