After finishing his education in Tunbridge Wells and Cardigan, Jon went on to complete a 4 year apprenticeship as a mechanical fitter at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Aberporth for the Department of the Environment in 1980.
He began painting in 1995 after taking an Access to Art course at the Carmarthen Collage of Technology and Art where his natural talent for painting was soon recognised.
Jon loves capturing the atmosphere of a steam railway in his paintings and also enjoys painting everyday scenes, from around his home near Sageston, Pembrokeshire.
In 2012 he became an associate member of the Guild of Railway Artists and his artwork has now been exhibited at 'RailArt' exhibitions in The Royal Dockyard, Chatham and the at Severn Valley Railway's Kidderminster Museum.
He has work in private collections throughout the UK, and in 2012, his oil painting 'The Castle at Neyland' was purchased by the National Library of Wales for their National Collection in Aberystwyth.