Stellers Gallery Annex to Feature Mixed-media Artist Jennifer J.L. Jones, March 14 - April 18
Stellers Gallery Annex at Neptune Beach, FL will host the opening exhibit of renowned painter and mixed-media artist Jennifer J.L. Jones on Friday, March 14 . The exhibit will feature Jones in-person and her new exhibit, Sensai: Fragile Beauty. This is Jones' second solo exhibition at Stellers Gallery Annex and the artist's fourth exhibition at one of Tuttle's galleries.
Neptune Beach, Fla. (PRWEB) January 23, 2008 -- Stellers Gallery Annex at Neptune Beach will host the opening exhibit of renowned painter and mixed-media artist Jennifer J.L. Jones on Friday, March 14 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. The exhibit will run through Friday, April 18. Stellers Gallery Annex is located at Beaches Town Center, 200 First Street in Neptune Beach.
The exhibit will feature Jones in-person and her new exhibit, Sensai: Fragile Beauty. According to gallery owner Hillary Tuttle, the exhibit is Jones' second solo exhibition at Stellers Gallery Annex and the artist's fourth exhibition at one of Tuttle's galleries.
According to Jones, her work is inspired by the seasons, weather patterns, and natural elements, to name a few. "The grace in a falling leaf from a tree in autumn, a pocket of air trapped in ice, the burnt edges on a flower in the hot summer, millions of crushed shells in the form of sand along the beach. The inspiration found in nature for my art seems endless," said Jones. "Beauty is everywhere and as an artist I interpret that beauty, trying to integrate my personal style, and put it out there for people to connect with. My work is part a spiritual search. It is a need to express what sometimes can only be felt; to create an experience unique to each individual," she said.
"As I paint, each studio session becomes a form of meditation. My work is an intuitive process. The paint often dictates the final imagery and I allow this to be my guide. The colors I choose to glaze over one another create mood, atmosphere, and a 'vibration' of energy unique to each viewer interacting with the final piece," said Jones.
According to Tuttle, each of Jennifer's paintings reveals a pattern, a rhythm, a color field, or a structure that is an ongoing nature-inspired process. "While the paintings represent the personal response of the artist to the environment, they strive to produce a universal response from viewers as well," said Tuttle. "As Jennifer's work evolves, the innate essence and beauty of her work continues to evoke inspiration derived from her painting imagery and technique," she said.
Most recently, Jones' credits include her art as part of the permanent art collection at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal. Also, her latest solo exhibits include galleries in Sante Fe, New Mexico and in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Her work is collected throughout the world and owned by noted collectors including Oprah Winfrey and Judith Belushi Pisano. Throughout her career, Jennifer's paintings have been exhibited in select galleries located in the U.S. and abroad. One of her major installations includes a series of paintings entitled "Five Elements", which provided inspiration for the $75 million Tucker-Sadler designed, 44 Monroe residential high-rise in Phoenix, Az.
The work of Jennifer J.L. Jones explores the many fundamental qualities of nature and the idea of energy and beauty through color, texture and the influence of nature. With a vast combination of mediums such as wax, asphalt, oil paint, paper textures and multi-laying, her work evokes emotions, thoughts, and universal connecting points in the observer.
Stellers Gallery Annex is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The phone no. is 904.247.7200. The Tuttle also owns Stellers Gallery at Ponte Vedra, at 240 A1A North, Ste. 13 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Stellers Gallery at Ponte Vedra is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The phone no. is 904.273.6065. For more information, contact Hillary Tuttle at 904.273.6065.