Alexander Jones Art
My son Alex suffered a cardiac arrest whilst out cycling at the end of March. Donations collected at his funeral were sent to support the research into athlete heart deaths being carried out at LJMU.
As well as a cyclist Alex was an amateur artist; 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.
Alex was in the process of setting up a 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 – https://alexanderjonesart.com/
Proceeds from sales of the art work will go to Alex’s memorial fund with CRY to support ongoing cardiac research and heart screening initiatives – this work is vital in the long-term goal of reducing sudden death in young athletes.
The Alexander Jones Memorial Fund with CRY can be found here: https://www.c-r-y.org.uk/alexander-jones/