Derek Jones is a coal miner’s son, born in County Durham, but now living in Berwickshire. He went to Art College at Hartlepool and followed this by completing a degree in Fine Art at the University of newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Following a year working in a museum, Derek began to teach art. He later helped to run a gallery in Berwick-upon-Tweed. For the last twenty years, Derek has been concentrating on his own work.
As a figure and portrait painter, Derek uses charcoal, pastels, acrylic, watercolour, conte or oils on their own or in combination with one another to achieve his works.
Derek has exhibited widely, including London, Paris, Amsterdam, Prague and Edinburgh.