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Gareth "Gruff" Jones

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I'm Gareth "Gruff" Jones, Gruff being a nickname I picked up in my teens, I am one of the country's leading motorsport artists, specializing in motorcycle racing paintings and prints, from both modern and classic eras.

Because I have been closely involved with motorcycle racing for the last 35 years, I understand what conveys excitement in a motorcycle action painting.

I competed in road racing on short circuits as well as road circuits from 1976-1997 after two years of motorcycle grass-track racing.

I have been a self-employed artist for more than 25 years and since 1998 my daughter, Carolyne, has been working with me.

Some examples of my work are owned by stars past and present. The list includes Valentino Rossi, Joey Dunlop, Chris Walker, Troy Bayliss, Noriyuki Haga and Carl Fogarty to name but a few as well as grassroots racers.

I am able to work from your own photograph or create something more unique from reference shots.

I have a wide selection of bikes and riders available, to date I have painted around 1000 original works. Indeed, some of our most valued customers have taken pleasure in collecting my work over a number of years. Many of my prints are limited editions, usually below 500 in number, and are signed by the riders themselves.

Although I specialize in motorcycles, I have taken other commissions with the added benefit of 'See before you pay'.

DJ and Gruff

Gareth “Gruff” Jones 2/2/1950 to 6/3/2012

To all those who knew Gruff the Artist....

Gruff sadly lost his battle against brain cancer this week and this wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend will be missed by many who's lives he touched. He will live on through his many pieces of artwork that he created with a passion, and with his absolute love of motorcycle racing.

His funeral took place on Friday 16th March 2012 at Wreham and I would like to thank everyone who was kind enough to come and support me.

Thank you,
Carolyne, (Gruff's daughter)

Carolyne will be continuing with Gruff's business, and will see you at the race meetings in 2012.

Gareth “Gruff“ Jones    2/2/1950  -  6/3/2012

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