Jennifer JL Jones (b. 1971)
Jennifer J L Jones (b.1971 Virginia) is an American artist raised in rural Virginia and on the central east coast of Florida. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois. An exploration of beauty and energy, Jones’ mixed media paintings are a meditation on the dichotomy of the existence of nature both as corporeal reality and intangible spirituality. Employing multiple layers of abstraction and combined mediums including a refined glazing technique, she creates rich, organic patinas that evoke universal emotional and physical connecting points for the observer. Layers of paint create a palimpsest quality to the work, elegant, ever-shifting paintings combining a poetic, sensual grace with consistently bold execution. Jones’ long-established career is highlighted by exhibitions in select national and international galleries, including a 2013 group exhibition in Paris, France (in association with Besharat Gallery in Barbizon, France and the Taylor Foundation), as well as numerous solo and group exhibitions across the U.S. Her highly sought paintings can be found in many private and corporate collections worldwide such as the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Oprah Winfrey/Harpo Studios, Scana Energy, the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal, and Burj Khalifa in UAE. Her most recent commissioned paintings are in the office of the President at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, the Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida and the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida. Recent and upcoming events include her November 2017 solo exhibition, LURE OF HALCYON at New River Fine Art and the artists first museum exhibition, Sender -Recipient at the Loukia & Michael Zampelas Art Museum, Nicosia Cyprus, February 2018. Jones currently resides in Port Royal, South Carolina and is working on her second coffee table book and compilation memoir.
Artist’s Statement: Beauty is everywhere and as an artist I interpret that beauty, whether it is found in the grace of a falling leaf, the burnt edges of a flower, a kaleidoscope of cloud formations, a glass-topped lake, or millions of crushed shells along a stretch of beach. My work is both a physical manifestation of my experiences found in nature and the spiritual guidance therein. An expression of what is not only seen, but felt. Painting is for me, an intuitive process, each studio session becoming a form of meditation. Pushing ahead through process and paint, layers build symbolizing change, time, and growth. Crossing boundaries, noticing patterns, and finding answers through the process is part of the reflection within change and growth. These layered glazes of color and mixed media create mood, atmosphere, and a vibration of energy unique to each viewer interacting with the final piece. My travels shape my path as an artist and have led me to a true and authentic understanding of myself and the source of my muse. ~Jennifer J L Jones