Mr Jones recently visited London to view his portrait hanging at The Mall Gallery, which featured as part of the Artist of the Year Competition Top 50 shortlisted works.
Mr Jones commented "I’ve always wanted to have a piece of work shown at this prestigious gallery which has helped launch the careers of many well known artists over the years, so it was a major ambition fulfilled".
Next step is to enter another competition, the BP Portrait Award also in London. It’s the biggest portrait painting competition in the world with a first prize of £30,000. Closing date is end of Feb, so we all wish Mr Jones the best of luck!