AN ARTIST from Bangor has celebrated his 95th birthday in style by holding his first ever exhibition at the Oriel Mon gallery.

Griffith Jones' work was on display at the Llangefni gallery from February 8 until March 4.

His work displayed at the art studio included some beautifully oil painted landscapes from across North Wales.

'Griff' was born and raised in Blaenau Ffestiniog in 1922, where he was the youngest of six children.

He says that he was always passionate about drawing with pencils and watercolours, taking inspiration from walking along the hills in the area.

He left school before finishing his education and trained as an aircraft engineer with the Air Ministry, where he resided in Birmingham until the end of the war.

Griff soon returned to Blaenau to help his brother run a grocery store before establishing one of his own with his family in Bethel.

In the early 1970's, Griff and his family moved to Bangor where he says he had more time to draw and develop his skills.

He still resides in Bangor today and has spent the last 40 years developing his passion for art and gaining national recognition for his work.

“I thoroughly enjoy experimenting with colours and creating landscapes of local areas," Griff said.

"To be recognised is an honour and I’m privileged to have exhibited my work for the very first time in what is my favourite gallery, among acclaimed artists such as, Charles Tunnicliffe and Sir Kyffin Williams."