Friday, December 31, 2010

End of the year catch up on news & events

It's the last day of 2010! How ever did New Years Eve arrive so quickly? The past few months have flown by with a quick blink of an eye ..... and so without further ado, posted below are some photos with snippets to share some of what has been keeping me so busy.

October 1st was a great success at my two-person exhibition opening with Laura Shubert at Stellers Gallery in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. My series "Earthshine" was well received and I want to thank everyone for their support! Here I am with Laura and the gallery owner, Hillary Tuttle.

Special thanks to the Liotta family for being such incredible patrons and supporters of my work! I really enjoy getting to know my collectors!

I was very fortunate to have my friends and family with me for this event. We were able to stay at a friend's beach house (thank you, Rodney and Michi!) and also had the pleasure of dining with clients and collectors after the show. Thank you all for helping to celebrate and special thanks to Stellers Gallery for always treating me like a celebrity! It didn't hurt that Wolf Gang Puck's best friend made a feast for all of us! What luxury!

Two weeks later it was off to Savannah, Georgia to celebrate at the opening of my group exhibition. I had several pieces that were selected for this event. This exhibition filled the mansion and was curated by art consultant Cindy Szczecinski. Thanks, Cindy, for introducing my work to your Savannah clientele!

I was fortunate to have several of my friends and collectors in Savannah attend the opening event. We even tried out our face-time with our iPhones to share the event with those that couldn't make it. Thank you, Victor Pisano for always being such a great, wise friend to me and fellow artisan!

Taking time to read a journal at one of the Savannah restaurants. And below is the view from our room of the river. I love Savannah. Always. Every time. If you've never been, GO! You won't be sorry!

Visiting my parents while they were docked in St. Mary's, GA was a nice side-trip. This photo above is of my dear friend, Laura with my Mum. (I think Laura now has crew privileges aboard the sailboat. Thanks, Laura for being such a great friend to me!)

My parents always try to make it to all of my shows. As long as they can sail in for it! :) Thank you mum and papa for absolutely all your love and support!

During the same time as the Savannah show, Hunter Kirkland Contemporary in Santa Fe, NM also had a group exhibition including some of my most recent works. Thank you, Nancy for another wonderful year. I can't wait for our next show!

Right after that, West Elm, in Jacksonville, FL featured my work exclusively for a special event they held on October 28th. It's an honor to be celebrated and recognized for my work! Thank you, West Elm!

In the beginning of November, I was commissioned to create three five by ten foot paintings for the lobby of the McClean Hilton in Washington, D.C. I worked non-stop to make this happen before Christmas. I'm very proud of these pieces which I finally completed on December 20th. Thank you, to one of my biggest fans/friends/designers for making this happen! This is a wide-angle shot of all three in my studio before being picked up for shipping. Thank you, Robert Hill for all of your great photography of my work!

And last, but not least, my work was selected by Cindy Davis of Luxury Lifestyles Design for the Callanwolde Christmas Showhouse. Twelve of my recent paintings were installed in the Master Suite and I'm pleased that they were so well received! Thank you, Cindy!

And thanks to all of you for your continued support! I have a lot of exciting things planned for 2011 and am very much looking forward to sharing all of it with you throughout the new year!I hope this belated catch up post finds all of you well!

Wishing each and every one of you dear readers all the joy, grace, peace and prosperity you can possibly imagine into your lives for 2011.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Art Papers' 12th Annual Art Auction

Mixed Media Painting on Wood Panel
©Jennifer J L Jones

Save the date!

February 4th & 5th, 2011 for the Art Papers' 12th Annual Art Auction!

For years I've been asked to donate work to the Art Papers Auctions and each year I've felt very pleased about being able to help out while also finding wonderful new homes/collections for my work. I want to thank those of you who have come out to bid on my work - it's always an exciting and fun event. This year, I've selected, "Kiri", for the next auction coming up in 2011. Please mark your calendars now and get your tickets from Art Papers soon so you can come show your support and bid on new additions for your collections! I'll post about this event again later as a reminder as the date gets closer. Thank you for all of your incredible support!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Little Tree Studios Holiday Art Show & Sale

Greetings! I hope this post finds everyone well after the holiday weekend. I am embarrassingly delayed on my posts here re: catching everyone up on recent events and news over the past two months, but that will all come later this week after I post this invite as time is of the essence!

Next weekend, the Little Tree Gallery and Studios (where I have my two studios) will be holding its annual Holiday Art Show and Sale. This is the first time I will be participating as I am now a "free agent" in Atlanta (i.e. non-exclusive with any local gallery) and can show and sell my work direct from my studio. You can take a peek at the large commissioned art works I have in progress in one studio as well as choose on purchasing something from my new paintings I have available for your collection in the other. AND... also available for the first time in two years, are my art cards available individually or in sets to send out for the holidays or to give as an artful gift.

So.... please stop by and say hello- find something for yourself or a gift for a loved one and/or friend... and since I'm not on Facebook anymore, I need some real face time with all of you that I haven't had the pleasure to stay virtually connected with. I'm looking forward to seeing you soon! There are lots of artists participating in this event... come check it all out! Here are all the details:

Little Tree Gallery and Studios Holiday Art Show & Sale
(my studios are #103&105)

Saturday December 4th, 2010 (10am-6pm)
Sunday December 5th, 2010 (12pm-5pm)

2830 Franklin Street, Avondale Estates, GA

Monday, October 25, 2010

West Elm Selection and Celebration

This Thursday, October 28th, West Elm in Jacksonville, Florida will be celebrating yours truly and displaying my work at their October Artist Series Event. The paintings on display have been selected from my latest exhibition at Stellers Gallery in Ponte Vedra Beach. Thank you, West Elm and thank you Stellers Gallery for selecting me as an artist to celebrate! I'm honored for the recognition and truly hope my work will bring joy to everyone at this lovely event!

Enjoy an evening on West Elm for the upcoming Oktoberfest-themed Artist Series Event at the Jacksonville West Elm store as West Elm celebrates artist Jennifer J L Jones. Local brewery Bold City Brewery is providing beer and Urban Flats is bringing delicious food. As always, West Elm will keep the registers open and all event attendees receive a 10% discount store-wide. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

WHEN: Thursday, October 28, 2010
WHERE: Jacksonville West Elm store located at
Suite 101
10274 Buckhead Branch Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32246
TIME: 7-9pm

"Come to Light"
48"x48" mixed media painting on wood
©Jennifer J L Jones

Friday, October 8, 2010

New Paintings & Busy-ness of Art

Mixed Media Painting on Wood Panel
©2010 Jennifer J L Jones

Unbelievable how busy things have gotten! Just back from one show and getting ready for two more and beginning my new 'Serenata' series while trying to figure out why Comcast has blocked my IP and black listed my account. This is not a fun thing... and it all started because I sent out too many invitations via email for my art show. I just want some decent help to get things resolved while not pulling all of my hair out. I also have taxes to get finished by next week. I am definitely busy and many of you have been asking where I've been... so that should give you a little insight. Nevertheless, I'm feeling great and the autumn air and beautiful skies are helping.

In the middle of all this flurry and hurry, I wanted to send a note of thanks again out to all of my fans, friends, collectors, family and clients. There are moments that bring me clarity and fill me with gratitude... I get so caught up in the busy-ness of life and work and keeping up with details and dreams that it's easy to lose perspective. Thankfully the moments of gratitude come frequently throughout each day for me... I feel so blessed to be able to create from my heart and share my work with all of you and that it is so appreciated by viewers. Thank you! Thank you!

Tonight I'll be attending artist John Folsom's opening at Pryor Fine Art. I'm not just a friend and contemporary of John's but a HUGE fan of his work. I can't say enough great things and I hope those of you in the area will all come out to check out his show and show your support! My next series is just underway entitled "Serenata". (More on the background for that exciting series coming in another post soon!)

In the meantime, I've posted images of two more of my latest paintings. The one above is "Patience" and "Apex", below, is currently at Stellers Gallery in Ponte Vedra Beach. This is my personal favorite from the series... This show opened last Friday night and has already received a lot of attention! I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your incredible support. Artists need you as much as you need them! :)

Mixed Media Painting on Wood Panel
©2010 Jennifer J L Jones
(currently on exhibit at Stellers Gallery, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October Exhibitions

46"x64" Mixed Media Painting on Wood
©2010 Jennifer J L Jones
(This painting will be featured in the Savannah exhibition on October 16th)

What a weekend!! Thanks to all who came out and showed your support at the Stellers Gallery opening of "Two Women" in Ponte Vedra Beach last Friday night. What a wonderful evening and celebration! My sincere thanks on behalf of the Donna Foundation for bidders of the auctioned painting of "Chiyu". I'm pleased to know that this painting will have a good home an
d will benefit the Donna Foundation 100%. I also want to thank my collectors from the weekend for adding such a stunning selection of "Currents" from my Earthshine series as an incredible installation in your gorgeous beach front home. I'm honored to know that my work is so cherished and placed in such lovely environments and locations. I'll be sure to post photos from the show as soon as I have them. There are some wonderful shots!

The next group show including my new work is coming up quickly in Savannah on Saturday, October 16th.

CAS FINE ART Fall Group Exhibition
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 16th, 2010 (7pm-10pm)
102 East Gaston St., Savannah, GA
Exhibition Dates: October 16-November 2nd
RSVP: Cindy Szczecinski #912-313-3464

I hope those of you in the Savannah and nearby areas will be able to join me once again for another celebration and art opening. CAS Fine Art has curated this fall exhibition including my work along with Kenneth Herrington, Margaret Ross Tolbert, Rana Rochat, Duncan Johnson, John Folsom, Timothy McDowell, George Long, Thomas Hager, Steve Williams, Sally King Benedict, and Daniel Smith.

48"x60" Mixed Media Painting on Wood
©2010 Jennifer J L Jones
(This painting will be featured in the Santa Fe exhibition on October 15th)

And... last, but not least, Hunter Kirkland Contemporary in Santa Fe is also hosting their Annual New Work Group Show on Friday, October 15th (5-7pm). I've sent new work out for this event and dearly wish I could be there for the celebration. Oh to be so many places at once would be fun... (and tiring I suppose!) In any case, I'm very proud of my new works and hope those of you in New Mexico will enjoy seeing my newest paintings in person and make the most of the evening in such a great southwestern city. The exhibition runs through November 8th, 2010.

Hunter Kirkland Contemporary ANNUAL NEW WORK GROUP SHOW
OCTOBER 15th - NOVEMBER 8th, 2010

Opening Reception
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15th, 5-7 pm

I hope you are all enjoying and welcoming this most precious and inspirational season... I adore autumn so much! I'll post more soon along with images...

All my best and sincere thanks always for your incredible support!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A peek inside the Studio

©2010 Jennifer J L Jones

So... just before my newly purchased iPhone 4 completely crapped out on me yesterday (an error message saying "no SIM card detected" (??)... I was able to take a few snap shots with it in my studio. I'm hoping Apple will help me out by fixing or replacing my phone this afternoon. Hope is a lovely thing, isn't it?

©2010 Jennifer J L Jones

Anyway, the photos were from the huge photo session at my studio yesterday... I just wanted to give everyone a "peek" into the studio during one of the professional shoots by Robert Hill. A shout out to you, Rob, for all your hard work- thank you!

©2010 Jennifer J L Jones

Five or six more paintings to finish before the Earthshine series is officially completed! They are all beauties and I'm looking forward to sharing images of them with you on my updated website soon. Yes, it really is going to happen... :)

©2010 Jennifer J L Jones

Thanks for all your support- it's incredibly appreciated!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

"Chiyu" donation for Auction at Stellers Gallery October 1st

Mixed Media Painting on Wood Panel
©2010 Jennifer J L Jones

"Chiyu" is the Japanese word meaning healing/recovery. I thought this would be an appropriate title for this piece given that it was created with the idea of donating it and auctioning it off for breast cancer awareness. My mother is a breast cancer survivor and this is one of many paintings I have donated over the years to support breast cancer research and awareness; this is the second painting I've created specifically as a donation.

There is also a great little story behind this painting as well... Originally it was a painting entitled "Red Luminary" that I shipped to Lisbon, Portugal for an exhibition in 2006. This particular gallery ended up closing and the owner didn't bother to contact me or let me know... it took me over a year to get someone to find him, I hired a lawyer that "duped me" and I had to get numerous attorneys to assist me and eventually the U.S. Embassy became involved in order to get the painting returned from the gallery owner. Once the painting was recovered, it was locked up in a safe at the embassy until I could make arrangements to ship it back to the states. While they do have shipping companies abroad, they unfortunately don't have "pack and ship" companies. This put me in a predicament and the only thing left to do was to fly to Portugal and pack up my paintings myself. I flew to Lisbon and had an incredible journey... and long story cut short, that is how one of my paintings ended up in the Embassy's permanent collection. If it weren't for the strings pulled by my attorney here in Atlanta as well as the Embassy's assistance, this painting would not have been available for me to rework and turn into something entirely new and different this summer. I see this painting as a survivor! And I think it's appropriate to name it "Chiyu".

Chiyu's retail value is $3600. I hope we will be able to see at least that amount from the upcoming auction at Stellers Gallery. It's going toward a great cause and I hope some of you out there (even long distance) will consider bidding on this piece. Please contact Hillary Tuttle at Stellers Gallery for more information and/or to place your bid.

Thank you all so much for your wonderful support!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Detail - Neighbor Newspapers

In July I signed on with Pryor Fine Art Gallery (formerly Bennett Street Gallery) to represent my work in Atlanta, Georgia and tonight they celebrate their 20th anniversary! Neighbor Newspapers posted a story about the gallery turning 20 and their new direction and contemporary stable of artists... including yours truly (I'm excited that my big show is scheduled for January!) Detail - Neighbor Newspapers

Hope those of you in the area can come out and support tonight- proceeds from the first week of sales will benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

"Ever" from the Earthshine series on exhibition at Pryor Fine Art

For those of you wondering where I've been... no worries! Yes, I've been M.I.A., but I'm very much alive and doing well. I may not be on Facebook anymore, but that doesn't mean life has stopped! In fact, the longer I've been away from that social online networking scene, the more time I've had to be productive in other ways. Namely, painting! So that's where I've been... hard at work in the studio, getting ready for my upcoming exhibitions. . .

(ensemble of 12 out of a series of 25)
5"x5" each, mixed media paintings on wood panels
©2010 Jennifer J L Jones

The image above is just an example of a few of the smallest pieces in the new series. My new series "Earthshine" is one of the largest bodies of works to date... it's not completed quite yet, but getting there in a hurry. That's a good thing because it's due to debut in a few short weeks at several different national gallery locations: October 1st at Stellers Gallery, (in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida), October 15th at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary (in Santa Fe, New Mexico), and October 16th at the Cindy Szczecinski curated exhibition space (in Savannah, Georgia). I have a busy two weeks coming up to be sure to get things wrapped up, but looking forward to sharing all of this new work with you all SOON!

60"x60" Mixed Media Painting on Wood Panel
©2010 Jennifer J L Jones

The first completed painting from this new series is "Ever" (60"x60") and is on exhibit and available at Pryor Fine Art in Atlanta, Georgia. It will be featured this Friday night (September 17th) as Pryor Fine Art celebrates its 20 year anniversary and the opening reception for the the owner, artist, Susie Pryor. The reception is from 6-8p.m. and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

I'll be posting again soon... I need to share an image of "Chiyu",one of my new paintings that I've donated to be auctioned off on October 1st at Stellers Gallery to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. I'd love to get everyone on board to help support such an important cause!

Thanks for all of your support!!!

Wishing you a lovely day... and with gratitude,

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Stellers Gallery Exhibition: October 1, 2010

Fall is on the heels of summer and I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! I spent most of my time in the studio getting my work ready for the upcoming October 1st exhibition at Stellers Gallery in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. As the days of September quickly pass, I'm making sure they are each filled with as much painting as possible. I'm excited about the new work in my "Earthshine" series and will be sending paintings from this new series out to Hunter Kirkland Contemporary in Santa Fe as well as a few selected pieces in the curated exhibition coming up in Savannah, Georgia on October 16th. These images will also be included online when my new website launches!! Very excited about that... a few delays because I've spent more time in the studio then on the computer, but it will be worth the wait... I promise!

I have lots more work to do between now an then, so I must make this post brief... I just wanted to post something short and sweet to express my appreciation for all of the incredible support from my friends & family, clients & collectors, galleries & fans. . . You all show me on a regular basis how much my artwork means to you and it fills me with endless inspiration. I feel incredibly grateful and blessed! My sincere thanks to you and all best wishes...

And more soon... of course!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Spring Interview

In mid-March, I was interviewed in my studio by Susan Moreno. The interview has been published online through several organizations Susan is involved with and most recently, the Women's Caucus for Art of Georgia published it in their August 2010 newsletter. This was a taped interview and can be read in its entirety here:
Things have definitely sped up and kept me busy since spring... lots of commissioned work and successful events. I'm feeling incredibly blessed.

I've heard mention that several artists have found this interview helpful already ... so I'm hoping to expand on more of these stories along with a great deal more in the book I am supposed to be working on! Once my series in the studio is ready for my upcoming October exhibitions, I'll be able to concentrate on more of the content for my book... in the meantime, hopefully the interview will be an interesting... if not pleasant distraction. Thank you so much, Susan!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Press Release: 'Two Women' exhibition at Stellers Gallery

Press Release:

Stellers Gallery of Ponte Vedra will exhibit the work of nationally-recognized painters Laura Lacambra Shubert and Jennifer J.L. Jones, during the upcoming exhibit Two Women to be held on Friday, October 1 from 5 pm. until 8 pm. The opening will be held at Stellers Gallery at Ponte Vedra, 240 A1A North, Ste. 13 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. According to gallery owner Hillary Tuttle, the exhibit will be dedicated to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Proceeds from a portion of the exhibit sales as well as proceeds from two paintings donated for a silent auction will be given to The Donna Foundation. The Donna Foundation raises money to be used in caring for northeast Florida women living with breast cancer.

Additionally, as a thank you to gallery customers who purchase work by either artist during the opening event, Tuttle is hosting an evening with the artists and dinner after the event at Eleven South in Jacksonville Beach, FL. For more information, contact the gallery at 904.273.6065. Visit the website at

According to Tuttle, both artists strive to capture the beauty of our everyday surroundings. "For Jennifer, inspiration for her paintings may come in the graceful fall of a leaf in autumn. For Laura, the pattern of early morning sunlight on a breakfast table might be what stops her in her tracks," said Tuttle. "However, both artists have the same goal in mind with their paintings, to communicate with the viewer and to bring to their attention the beauty of some small facet of everyday living," she said.

"The artists employ very different materials and have different surfaces with brushwork and content. When hung together, instead of fighting with each other, the paintings complement each other and bring out the unique strengths of each painting," said Tuttle. "We find that many collectors of one artist will acquire the work by the other. The paintings not only hang beautifully together in the gallery, but in the home and office setting."

Shubert and Jones each have work that is widely collected and displayed at galleries, museums and private collections. Stellers Gallery at Ponte Vedra has represented Shubert since 2002 and Jones since 2004. "We are very excited to bring Laura and Jennifer together at the gallery and we're honored to host them in person during the opening. The work will hang in the gallery through October," said Tuttle.

According to Jones, her work is inspired by the seasons, weather patterns, and natural elements, to name a few. "From a pocket of air trapped in ice to the burnt edges on a flower in the hot summer to 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.

Most recently, Jones' credits include her art as part of the permanent art collection at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal and the Atlanta Botanical Garden in Georgia. Also, her latest solo exhibits include galleries in Santa 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 paintings entitled "Five Elements", 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 her refined combination of mediums such as asphalt, oil paint, and multi-layering with various glazes, her work evokes emotions, thoughts, and universal connecting points in the observer.

Jones received her B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1994. She currently lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia as a self-employed artist. Her work is highly-collected and published throughout the world.

According to Shubert, her work is dominated by studies of figures. "The viewer will see that I paint torsos beginning at the neck, ending above the knees or at the foot. This enables me to integrate figures into my work as patterns of colors, textures and shapes," Shubert said. "My subjects are treated with functional anonymity, yet are true and accurate. The paintings convey a sense of well being, of the good life and of deep and quiet pleasures," she said.

Laura Lacambra Shubert, daughter of a Basque father and American mother, grew up in Florida and Spain and chose art as a career at an early age. She studied painting, drawing, and printmaking at Southern Methodist University, where she received her B.F.A. in 1986.

After studying painting at Academie Port Royal, in Paris, France, Shubert returned to the United States where she began exhibiting in solo and group shows across the country. In 2000, she was named a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London, England. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections in the United States and abroad. Shubert resides in Winter Park, Fla.

Stellers Gallery at Ponte Vedra is open from Monday through Friday from 11 am until 6 pm and Saturday from 11 am until 4 pm. Phone number is 904.273.6065.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Blog Bragging About: Artist, Doug Fogelson

I love waking up with gratitude in my heart. It permeates and radiates and attracts the most seductive and beautiful parts of life...

Image: ©Doug Fogelson • Georgia-04

In my wonderful journey as an artist, I've met many unique and creative people from all around the world... including the talented and diverse group of artists I was fortunate to know and be close friends with at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. One of these incredible artists is my dear friend, renowned artist, Doug Fogelson. Doug has had a positive affect on so many individuals throughout his involvement in the arts... he is in the midst of an exploding career on the rise and it pleases me to no end to see he is receiving such high praise and international notoriety for his work (including his publishing efforts and many noted collaborations.) He has become quite an inspiration to me over the past years as I've seen no break in his growth, focus and determination as he continues pushing boundaries through his work. It fills my heart with pure joy to know that he is being recognized and enjoying his well deserved success!

Image: ©Doug Fogelson • Georgia-03

Recently, Doug sent out a request to his many friends throughout the U.S. to assist him on a project he was working on for his solo exhibition called "Field Work", which is about the magic embedded in the familiar and aims to discover anew certain profound aspects of life. All we had to do was send him two cups of dirt from where we lived and I was one of the luckies to be of assistance! As a painter, my life is one of mostly solitary studio work, so to participate in something outside of the studio (even as small as digging in the dirt and shipping off via FedEx) was a little bit of fun. Suprisingly to me, the FedEx employee said, "wow! another person asking for GA dirt, huh? You'd be amazed how much dirt we ship!" It was even insured for $100. automatically. I loved every part of being a tiny part of this process.

Image: ©Doug Fogelson • Georgia-01

Doug recently shared these images with me that he created using the dirt from Georgia and he's graciously granted me permission to share them here with all of you. Hope you all enjoy... Below is a bit more information on this series/exhibit and I'm only too proud to blog-brag about such a great artist and friend. Congrats to you, Douglas! I look forward to seeing more of your work in person and reading more reviews in the near future!

“Field Work” begins with the dirt itself. The rudimentary “ground zero” of here is the culmination of thousands of years of decay and erosion. Depending on location it takes approximately five hundred to one thousand years to create just one inch of topsoil. An important part of my exhibition will be exposing the soil directly to 8x10 inch transparency film to create vibrant color photograms of this substance. The resulting large abstracted prints immerse the viewer into the pure form comprised of plant, animal, and mineral decay so vital to life on earth."
~Doug Fogelson
"Field Work" is Doug's solo exhibition opening on August 13th at the Chicago Urban Art Society Gallery. Please check out his show if you're in the Chicago area (show runs through September 25th.)

Image: ©Doug Fogelson • Georgia-02

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Summer Update

July is quickly coming to an end... it's been a full, interesting few weeks and I feel extremely blessed for everything. Since my last post in June, I've managed to stay rather busy, which prompted me to finally hire on a couple of temporary assistant/interns. This allowed me a bit of time to begin writing the first few pages of my book, complete a few new beautiful commissioned paintings... here is one image installed...

"Kigo", 48"x60", ©JenniferJLJones • Private Collection, Savannah, GA

I've also been making a bit of time to work with my new webmaster for the updating/revamping of my website (hopefully set to launch early August). Unfortunately I've been spending more time than I'd like seeking out the best artist software available (not an easy task), but I balanced that headache out by making plans for upcoming international travel. I need it! (More on that later...)

I was fortunate to enjoy a lovely get away up to Newport, R.I. & Martha's Vineyard to see very dear friends over the 4th and was admittedly a bit sad to come back to Atlanta. The Vineyard just steals a bit more of my heart each time I visit. Sigh....

Newport, R.I.

Fast Ferry to the Vineyard

Vineyard Haven- truly a haven

The beautiful garden we woke up to each morning and drank coffee and talked about life and art and love and everything under the sun... was so relaxing! My gratitude to Jess, Mike & Judy!!

I did manage to return to the studio with inspiration from the trip though and started my new "Earthshine" series, which will debut this coming October at three different locations....

New Paintings by Jennifer J L Jones
Debut: October 2010

Earthshine is the moon's night side reflected from the surface of the Earth, and to be more specific, the clouds are creating the reflection. In the same way, if we remove ourselves from our own perspective and look at our situations from a different perspective, perhaps we too will see the glow that emanates from the clouds surrounding us. Sometimes even the slightest shift in our perspective can make the biggest difference. The "Earthshine" series represents my journey in seeking the light within the dark; changing perspective to see the greater good and growth at hand; and having the courage to trust the process of looking past shadows to find the light and beauty of inner truth.

...AND last, but not least, I've signed on with Pryor Fine Art Gallery! We have a show already lined up for my work in January, but I'll be getting new work to them in the interim, so no worries, my local-lites!

So, lots and lots of painting going on and to come along with more news and announcements surely to follow over the next few weeks... for now I leave you, my dear readers with best wishes and promises to share as much beauty with you as possible.

I welcome August with an open heart with all the inspiration it wishes to provide as I am ready to push my work to a new level. I hope this quick update finds you all well and enjoying this season to its fullest.

My sincere thanks for your ongoing support!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Inspiring a building

It's not every day you find out your artwork has inspired a $70 million, 523,619-square-foot residential high rise in downtown Phoenix. So when I first found out that my painting, "Five Elements", had inspired the exterior and interior design of Arizona's tallest residential structure, 44 Monroe.... I. Was. Thrilled! During my recent visit to Arizona, I couldn't help but put this on my map of places to stop by to see for myself. 44 Monroe is awesome. And since they wouldn't even let me inside the building, I can assure residents that the security is terrific. I'll admit I felt like a rock star while standing in front of the building. Perhaps that's a bit bias, but with due cause. Not only am I flattered, but I am grateful. I can only hope my work continues to inspire...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

ARIA: Solo Exhibition at Hunter Kirkland in Santa Fe

"Samsara" 60"x60" ©Jennifer J L Jones

It's hard to believe that my ARIA solo exhibition in Santa Fe came and went so quickly! The show ended Sunday, but to me, it feels like it just opened. One of these days I'll figure out where time goes. I have a sneaking suspicion it flies to a beautiful beach in Tahiti and just hangs out. After all, time stands still or at least moves slower in places like that, right? I might have to investigate that in person soon. I'll need a big break after all the work I'll be doing in the studio this summer!

Lovely Ladies

It's incredible how much time, effort, and energy go in to preparing for a show... thankfully all the hard work paid off as it was a huge success and I've been counting my blessings and feeling grateful every day for the good fortune bestowed upon me. To paint for a living is truly a gift and one I vow never to take for granted.

"Within" 60"x48" ©Jennifer J L Jones

All of my time and experiences in Santa Fe have been positive...This was my fifth year there...and I'm always encouraging people to go check it out. I find it a magical, peaceful place to visit. Of course showing up for the opening is always a celebration and a great opportunity to see old friends, make new friends and share my work with everyone in person. Last year I was proposed to at my opening by a drunk fan... but I'm pretty sure he just wanted a painting. Some people just have different reactions to the work I suppose. The important thing is that he didn't show up to this year's show :) and the new series seemed to resonate with everyone. To know how much my work is increasing its affect on viewers is an exhilarating feeling. I'm happy to
announce that the show ended three paintings shy of sold out... and that has put me on cloud 9! I'm posting a few photos here...

Nancy Hunter, Owner of HKC

...and I want to take this time and send out my sincere thanks to the gallery, my family, friends, patrons, and fans of my work. Thank you for all of your incredible support. You are amazing people!! are you amazing people doing with your precious time this summer? It's a hot and busy one already so I hope this finds everyone well and making that time to enjoy. There is a plethora of exciting news and projects going on behind the scenes here... it's keeping me seriously busy, but I hope to snare some of that elusive time so I can blog more about it all in the coming weeks. Stay cool out there...
Sending out my best,

p.s. To view the images from the ARIA series, please visit HKC

Sunday, May 23, 2010

ARIA: Solo Exhibition at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary

Next weekend I will be in Santa Fe, New Mexico to celebrate the opening of my solo exhibition "Aria" at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary Gallery. Please join us if you are able! Looking forward to sharing my work with everyone in person!


Nearly all creative possibilities are related to the muses that inspire us. When we are touched by their influence, we understand intuitively our capacity for producing our own unique kind of greatness. I believe when an artist embraces this source of creativity and imagination, limitations dissolve.

The paintings within the "Aria" series serve as my translation of intangible and visceral motivations. My creative process involves multiple layers of various mediums through which I am able to reveal and share the reward

that comes from listening to the inner voice.

For when the outer muse disappears, we must look within...

~Jennifer J L Jones

Spring 2010