Russell Jones is a Sheffield-based artist who picked up art and design again in his 30s. Answering an ad in a local café, Jones attended private lessons by a tutor specialising in pastel pencils and found that it was a medium that suited him, creating a style that produced realistic portraits.
Jones has built the confidence to go to university via an access course at Hillsborough College. Jones’s work has evolved into a more digital expression of concepts more contemporary within the study of Fine Art. This is evident in his work on the final project encapsulating the work of the Manic Street preacher’s The Holy Bible, the seminal album of theirs from 1994.