Linda Mary Jones
|Drawing and painting has fascinated me since childhood and I always loved images involving people. Human interest lies at the heart of my work. Many of my paintings I would describe as occupied landscapes, inhabited by figures whose presence may be enigmatic or distant or obscured but are an essential element in the painting. My inspiration comes from observation. I am intrigued by contrasts and the unexpected. My paintings, while figurative, are not literal. I believe they are sensual and I try to express through composition, colour and texture, a mood, a feeling. Paintings evolve and I love the way this happens. The process involves us in time and memory. It can lead us to the familiar or to the strange and the familiar can begin to appear strange.
As a painter I use a variety of media but currently I work mainly with oils - on canvas, paper or wood.
I have lived in Cornwall for many years. I grew up in Kent and spent periods of a few years living in Canada, Scotland and Texas.
THIS WEBSITE shows samples of my work. The GALLERY shows a variety of paintings made in recent years. You can enlarge these images and find more detail on dimensions, medium and title. If you are interested to know more please contact me, as indicated below. CONTACT DETAILS.
The paintings shown here are on a theme I've been absorbed by in recent months. They reflect how children are affected by, and find ways to cope with war. I didn't look for such a subject but it took hold of me. I have not tried to paint horrific tragedies of war. These paintings are more about quiet resilience.
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Below are some small paintings that were donated and sold at two different charity events - one at Christie's, South Kensington in London for the charity Postcards Anon, West London Action for Children and also to Spot The Artist, in St Ives, Cornwall. I have been contributing paintings for these annual charity sales for several years.
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Boscastle Painters & Sculptors Group Exhibition, Padstow Institute, 23 - 29 April 2017
"POSTCARDS ANON" Charity Sale at CHRISTIE'S, South Kensington, London. 10th - 14th November 2016
St Ives, Porthmear Studios, Spot The Artist, Charity Sale, St Ives September Festival 2016
Boscastle Painters & Sculptors Group Exhibition at Padstow - August 2016
FALMOUTH ART GALLERY exhibition 'Imagine'. May - July 2016
"POSTCARDS ANON" Charity Sale at CHRISTIE'S, London. November 2015
"POSTCARDS ANON" Charity Sale at CHRISTIE'S, London. October 2014
"Launch Collective', The Crypt Gallery, Norway Square, St Ives. December 2012
The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London, 2011
'A Strange Country', PZ Gallery, Penzance: 29 March - 8 April 2010. Exhibition of the work of 9 contemporary artists.
Rising Stars Exhibition, Coombe Gallery, 20 Foss Street, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 9DR: 23 October - 14 November 2009.
Solo Exhibition at Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum Gallery, Carthew, nr St Austell, September 2009.
Trebah Gardens - 2006
Falmouth Arts Centre - 2005
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011
Solo Exhibition at Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum, Cornwall.
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Website last updated February 2017