Paul Joyner

Artist profile: working in various media with emphasis on oil and watercolours. Subjects include landscapes touched by humans, legend and Welsh myth, ancient and modern stories.

I work from sketchbooks and directly on the canvas. I believe that painting is a craft which requires many years to understand and develop; it is also a mystery which holds art.

I work in Welsh and English, according to the subject.

Studio address: Ystafell 115, Yr Hen Goleg, Stryd y Brenin, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion,


Career history: art curator at National Library of Wales: 1980-1983, 1986-2016.

Currently self employed artist, organiser of monthly Art seminar with Mary Lloyd Jones, at Yr Hen Goleg; West Wales Representative for Rogers Jones, auctioneers specialising on Welsh art; independent researcher and lecturer.

Exhibition history: as a member of the RCA since 2013, ( presently the VP), I exhibit regularly at Conwy. My most recent exhibition: Eiconau Cymreig/Welsh Icons at RCA September-October 2017. ( see separate list)

Author history: I have regularly written on Welsh art, since 1983, now I tend to paint.

Arddangosfeydd a chatalogau arddangosfeydd a chyhoeddiadau /Exhibitions and exhibition catalogues and publications

Arddangosfeydd o’m waith fy hunan/ Exhibitions of my own work


Sioe MA, CPC, Aberystwyth : Paul Joyner a Robert Greetham / MA Show, UCW, Aberystwyth : Paul Joyner and Robert Greetham


Canolfan Taliesin, Abertawe: Paul Joyner a Robert Greetham/ Taliesin Centre, Swansea joint exhibition with Robert Greetham


Cambridge Drawing Society, Caergrawnt/ Cambridge Drawing Society, Cambridge


Cambridge Drawing Society, Caergrawnt/ Cambridge Drawing Society, Cambridge


Arddangosfa Darlunio Cymru, Canolfan y Celfyddydau, Aberystwyth/ Welsh Drawing Exhibition, Arts Centre, UCW, Aberystwyth


Delweddi’r Beibl, Ysgol Gelf PC/ Imaging the Bible, Art School, Aberystwyth


Adddangosfa Alumni CPC,Aberystwyth/Alumni Exhibition, UCW


Canolfan y Celfyddydau Gorllewin Cymru: dechrau arddangos yn rheolaidd

/ West Wales Art Centre begin exhibiting with the Gallery on a regular basis


MOMA, Machynlleth, arddangosfa haf, rhif 55 ( trydedd wobr) / MOMA, Machynlleth, Summer exhibition, no.55 ( third prize, joint)


Academi Frenhinol Gymreig, Conwy: arddangosfeydd yr Haf, Nadolig ac aelodau Newydd.

RCA, Conwy: Summer and Christmas exhibitions and Recent Academicians Show.

Eiconau Cymreig/Welsh Icons,  Paul Joyner VPRCA, Conwy, Medi-Hydref/ September-October.