Gigi grew up with a mix of cultural influences. Of Scottish parents, she was born abroad and lived in a variety of places as a child due to her parents' work. She settled in Wales after graduating from UCW Aberystwyth, with a B.A. Hons in Visual Art (specialising in Painting & Theatre Design), then went on to qualify as a teacher.


Before painting full-time, she worked as an Art & Design teacher in secondary schools, adult evening classes, and in the mental health sector. In addition to her painting practice, she sometimes works as a workshop leader,  theatre set & costume designer, researcher for radio Arts programmes, and as an art director for TV.


Gigi currently divides her time between her studios at home in Wales and central France.



Recent Exhibitions


  • Penarth Art Fair (Oct)

  • Ardent Gallery Brecon ( July - ongoing)

  • WAA Group Show, Arts Central Barry ( Mar - April)

  • Group Show Creates Gallery, Forest of Dean (Feb - May)

  • Emerging Artist Group Show, Creates Gallery  Monmouth (Feb  - Mar)

  • Open Art Show Y Galeri, Caerphilly (Jan - Feb) 


  • Solo Show Craft Renaissance, Kemys Commander (Nov)

  • Solo Show Penarth Pier Pavilion, Penarth (Sept - Oct)

  • Abergavenny Arts Market (June '18)

  • Open Art Show Y Galeri, Caerphilly (Jan - Feb) - prize - winner


  • Solo Show 'Les Quatres Rivières', Argentat, France (Sept - Oct)

  • Solo Show Andrew Lamont Gallery Brecon ( April)

  • ​Landscape 5 - group show Buccaneer Gallery, Cardiff (Mar - ongoing)

  • Open Art Show Y Galeri, Caerphilly (Jan - Feb)


  • 10th Anniversary group show, Art Central, Barry, (Nov '16 - Jan)

  • 'Alone in the Universe' Workers Gallery Ynyshir, group show, (Nov - Dec)

  • Caerphilly Creatives Art Week, resident artist, Parc Penallta and group exhibition  

  • Light, Space & Time "Landscapes" exhibition (April 2016) - prize winner

  • Womens' Art Association Exhibition, Art Central, Barry (5th Mar - 16th Apr) 

  • Womens' Art Association Exhibition, Llanover Hall, Cardiff (5th Mar - 16th Apr) 

  • Open Art Exhibition, Y Galeri, Caerphilly (5th Jan - 6th Feb) - prize winner


  • ‘Flow’, Boundary Art , Cardiff Bay - group show

  • Caerphilly Creatives Art Trail, resident artist, Parc Cwm Darren

  • Crickhowell Open Art Exhibition

  • Penarth Pavilion Open Art Exhibition

  • Blackwood Miners’ Institute, solo show

  • Women’s Art Association group show, Art Central, Barry


2010 - 2014


Solo shows:-

Pierhead Futures Gallery, Cardiff,

The Senedd, Cardiff

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Foyer and Linbury Gallery,

Art Central, Barry,

Wales Millenium Centre,

Cyfarthfa Art Museum & Gallery, Merthyr Tydfil

Hanbury Chapel Bargoed

Llancaiach Fawr Manor, Nelson

Ty Penallta, Ystrad Mynach

Caerphilly Castle ‘The Big Cheese’


Group shows:-

Y Galeri, Caerphilly

Rhondda Heritage Park Gallery

Awen Gallery, Caerphilly

Llanover Hall, Cardiff

Creativitea, Nelson

ICE, Caerphilly 

Bedwellty Show

Machen Festival



2016 - Light Space & Time - Special Recognition landscape competition

2016 - Y Galeri Open - Judges' commendation 

2013 - Light Space & Time - Winner landscape competition

2013 - Rhondda Heritage Open - highly commended

2011 - Arts Council Wales - individual award

1980 - Sir Ben Bowen Thomas Prize, for Painting, UCW Aberystwyth



Ardent Gallery, Brecon

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama:-

Mervyn Burtch (portrait)

Owain Arwel Hughes (portrait)



2012 'Common Sense' exhiition booklet with dvd



1970 - 1977 Foley's School, Cyprus

1977 - 1980 UCW Aberystwyth 

1980 - 1981 Cardiff Institute of Higher Education

©  Gigi Jones 2015