Fred Jones earned a National Diploma in Design in 1961 from Cardiff College of Art in Wales, Great Britain (his birthplace), plus an Art Teacher’s Diploma from the University of Wales in 1962. In 1965, he earned a Master of Education degree from the University of Pittsburgh. In 1970-1971 he attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, completing a Master of Fine Art degree specializing in the print technique of silkscreen.
Since coming to Illinois in 1968, Jones has won numerous awards in national and regional exhibitions and has been the recipient of six commissions from Illinois Percentage for Art Program for his landscape artworks for public buildings. He has works in various public and private collections in the U.S. and the U.K.