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Sal Jones

Joined Artfinder: April 2014

Artworks for sale: 40

(6)

United Kingdom

About Sal Jones

 
 
  • Biography

    Sal Jones is a painter who lives and works in London. She has a BA Hons in Fine Art and has exhibited extensively in London and across the UK. Works are held in private collections in the UK, Europe and the United States.

    Sal Jones’ recent work uses the tradition of portraiture but the paintings have been adapted from fiction. On the surface the image is taken from a photographic source but the image is allowed to develop through the process of applying the paint; gestural brush marks and the heightened use of colour add an emotional and expressive dynamic to the work.

    I am interested in capturing moments of expression and emotional character; I’m drawn to those expressions that are not consciously posed or coy but have been captured spontaneously, to this end working from photographs becomes a necessity. Much of my recent work uses film, media and cinematography as sources for subjects, focussing on the gestures of fictional characters, the figures have been taken from a scene, presented out of context and re-imagined as paintings; close-up, cropped, and re-edited; these works are an attempt to capture the action of expression out of context whilst transforming the stereotypical portrait.

    I hope to create works that are visually exciting and that engage the viewer. I don’t want the work to be too prescriptive but to remain ambiguous and open to individual interpretation. I don’t want a passive observer, I want to create an interaction, a response or empathy that is more personal to the viewer; I’d like to elicit an emotional connection between the character portrayed and the spectator. 

    Although the paint application varies from piece to piece, the intense use of colour and gestural quality are defining factors. Working in oils and from photographs the artist has taken, there are no subjects sitting for these ‘portraits’ in fact the artist refers to them as character studies. The fictional nature of the subjects is apparent – inspired by film scenes and acted roles, with titles that are dialogue lifted from scenes. They are comments, conversations and statements, as oppose to a description of the painting. They refer to a storyline not necessarily immediately apparent when viewing the painting. Thus we don’t get the whole story but a glimpse into the character portrayed. Hinting that it is a part of something else and therefore encouraging the viewer to consider the sequence or the story from which it was originally based.








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  • Education

    1989 - 1990

    Middlesex Polytechnic

    1983 - 1986

    Sunderland Polytechnic

  • Awards

    2016

    JOAP Award for Oil

    The winner of Jackson’s Early Entry Award for Oil has been chosen! With over 1800 entries to Jackson’s Open Art Prize so far it was decided that Sal Jones’ ‘You Tell Me’ was the winner.
    http://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2016/03/23/winner-joap-early-entry-award-oil-announced/

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    2016

    AMNS - Associate Member of the National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers

    National Society of Painters, Sculptors & Printmakers

    2014

    Master of Art International

    silver award winner
  • Upcoming Events

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    Event: Something that Feels Like the Truth

    Dates: July 27, 2018 - Sept. 18, 2018

    Venue: Unit G Gallery, 117 Wallis Road London E9 5LN

    Solo Exhibition
    An exhibition of contemporary oil paintings that re-interpret the portrait, depicting largely fictional subjects in states of unease and emotional turmoil.
    https://unitg.london/exhibitions/something-that-feels-like-the-truth/

    Event: Summer Open Exhibition

    Dates: June 25, 2018 - Aug. 3, 2018

    Venue: Atkinson Gallery, Millfield School Street, Somerset, BA16 0YD

    Summer Show 2018

    Monday 25 June - Friday 3 August 2018
    Mon - Sat, 9.30am - 5.00pm (closed on Sundays)
    Atkinson Gallery, Millfield
    Free admission to all

    Private view: Monday 25 June, 7-9pm - All welcome

    Event: Sal Jones - Exhibition

    Dates: May 1, 2018 - May 13, 2018

    Venue: Nude Tin Can Gallery, 125 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 4JS

    Featured artist: show of new works from Sal Jones

    Event: Square Peg

    Dates: Feb. 2, 2018 - March 30, 2018

    Venue: The Circle gallery, Sheffield

    Wall based works 2' x 2' in size

    Event: Rebel Daughters

    Dates: Jan. 18, 2018 - April 7, 2018

    Venue: The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster DN1 2DR

    An exhibition to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the first votes for women

    Event: Art Is Something Much More Dangerous

    Dates: Jan. 13, 2018 - Jan. 28, 2018

    Venue: Horsebridge Arts Centre, Whitstable

    Horsebridge Open exhibition 2018

    Event: What is the Point?

    Dates: Nov. 7, 2017 - Nov. 15, 2017

    Venue: Camden Image Gallery, London, UK

    Annual open exhibition - 45 artists responding to the title of the show.

    Event: TRIBE17

    Dates: Oct. 12, 2017 - Oct. 15, 2017

    Venue: Oxo Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, Bargehouse st. London SE1 9PH

    International Art Festival

    Event: 'Appearance of .....'

    Dates: Sept. 25, 2017 - Oct. 1, 2017

    Venue: A&D Gallery, Chiltern street, London, UK

    ArtCan members exhibition of small works exploring Autumn and the Equinox

    Event: Femfest

    Dates: Sept. 8, 2017 - Sept. 10, 2017

    Venue: UGLY DUCK, 47/49 Tanner Street, London SE1 3PL

    A weekend art event and exhibition with a feminist theme.

    Event: Arts Depot Open exhibition 2017

    Dates: July 27, 2017 - Sept. 1, 2017

    Venue: Arts Depot, 5 Nether St, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley N12 0GA

    An exhibition of selected works from an open submission.

    Event: National Society 84th Annual exhibition

    Dates: July 5, 2017 - July 15, 2017

    Venue: Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU

    National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers, 84th Annual members exhibition

    Event: Game Face

    Dates: July 1, 2017 - July 2, 2017

    Venue: UGLY DUCK, 47/49 Tanner Street, London SE1 3PL

    Game Face brings together a range of visual artists whose work explores the relationship between art and games. Each artist tackles the theme in an idiosyncratic way, examining aspects of games and play through technique, materials and subject.

    Event: Solo Show

    Dates: Feb. 24, 2017 - March 15, 2017

    Venue: Nude Tin Can Gallery, 125 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 4JS

    Solo show exhibition of paintings
    from 24th February - 15th March
    private view 24th Feb 7-10 pm

    Event: Autumn exhibition 2016

    Dates: Nov. 21, 2016 - Dec. 2, 2016

    Venue: St Stephens, Walbrook, 39 Walbrook, London EC4N 8BN, UK

    National Society of Painters, Sculptors, Printmakers, Autumn exhibition 2016

    Event: Common People

    Dates: Nov. 3, 2016 - Dec. 3, 2016

    Venue: Capstan House, 1 Clove Cres, Poplar, London E14 0BD, UK

    CHROM-ART Presents
    ‘COMMON PEOPLE’ An exhibition about all of us
    Common People is a narration of oneness through portraits and depictions of ordinary people by 20 extraordinary artists.
    3 November to 3 December 2016
    Opening Hours:
    Thursday 18.30pm to 9pm (Launch Party - Invitation Only)
    Every Day 10am to 6pm

    Event: Flux Exhibition 2016

    Dates: Nov. 2, 2016 - Nov. 6, 2016

    Venue: FLUX EXHIBITION 2016, LONDON, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane

    FLUX Exhibition - a collection of the most dynamic painters, performance artists and musicians, which presents an alternative way to encounter today’s best new art.
    The Old Truman Brewery
    Entrance is on Elys Yard E1 6QR
    Nearest tube stations: Shoreditch High Street, Aldgate East and Liverpool Street Station
    Opening Hours:
    2nd Nov 11-7pm
    3rd Nov 11-5pm (Private View 6.30-9.30pm)
    4th Nov 11-7pm
    5th Nov 11-7pm
    6th Nov 11-6pm

    Event: What Is The Point?

    Dates: Oct. 10, 2016 - Oct. 15, 2016

    Venue: The Strand Gallery, 32 John Adam St, City of London, WC2N 6BP

    WITP Annual Emerging Artists Exhibition

    10-15 October, 2016
    The Strand Gallery
    32 John Adam St, London WC2N 6BP

    Our annual show features works by emerging international artists. Each selected artist creates a new work, answering the question, “What is the point?” — however it is they respond to it. There is freedom of exploration within the question. It can be a personal or societal reflection. It can be answered intensely or flippantly.

    Event: From The Studio Floor

    Dates: Oct. 4, 2016 - Oct. 6, 2016

    Venue: Guildhall Cambridge, Guildhall, Market Hill, Cambridge CB2 3QJ, UK

    From the Studio Floor
    Tuesday 4th – Thursday 6th October 2016 – The Guildhall, Cambridge
    Public viewing (free admission) 9am – 4pm

    This pop-up contemporary art exhibition will showcase 50 different works in a variety of mediums in the prestigious setting of the Great Hall at the Guildhall, Cambridge, gathering together the best local talent along with pieces from further afield and displaying work that is, as the name suggests, fresh from the studio floor, and previously unseen by the public.

    Event: Tribe 16

    Dates: Sept. 30, 2016 - Oct. 2, 2016

    Venue: UGLY DUCK, 47/49 Tanner Street, London SE1 3PL

    International Arts Festival
    Art, live performances, installation, film music and dance

    Event: Exposed

    Dates: Aug. 11, 2016 - Aug. 14, 2016

    Venue: Ben Oakley Gallery, Greenwich, London

    Exposed: verb - to make (something) visible by uncovering it.
    The depiction of the human figure has appeared throughout art history.
    Falling back on this history 'Exposed' shows an appreciation for the human form in a variety of mediums in contemporary times.
    Expect to see original artwork in a salon style display along side a collection of prints.

    Event: The Human Figure - Modern Myth & Story Telling

    Dates: July 19, 2016 - July 24, 2016

    Venue: The Gallery, Stoke Newington Library Gallery, Edwards Lane, off Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0JS.

    Since the moment we became self-aware, humanity has been obsessed with finding our place in our world and in the greater universe. We express ourselves and our surroundings in colourful analogies, using symbols and imagery to portray our thoughts and to explain the unexplainable.

    Ideas that have long belonged to our collective unconscious are re-interpreted by the artists offering us a contemporary take on traditional themes.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1198472526850260/

    Event: Seduction & Desire

    Dates: July 5, 2016 - June 10, 2016

    Venue: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

    Seduction & Desire
    5-10 July 2016
    Private View: Thursday 7 July 6-9pm

    Throughout our lives we are seduced by the possibility of attaining fulfilment. Thus, we are often pulled along by the tug of our senses in this illusive search for happiness.

    Seduction & Desire is a journey where a group of artists explore this human phenomenon. Join us!

    Event: National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers annual exhibition

    Dates: July 5, 2016 - July 16, 2016

    Venue: Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU

    83rd Annual exhibition
    5th - 16th July, 11am - 6pm (closed Sunday 10th)
    private view Tuesday 5th July 6 - 8.30 pm

    Event: WeR

    Dates: June 21, 2016 - July 3, 2016

    Venue: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

    21st June - 3rd July
    Opening event Wed 22nd June 6-9 pm
    Launching during the Pride of London, the exhibition ’WeR’ at the *espaciogallery will showcase today’s meaning of the LGBT spirit.
    The exhibition includes nineteen artists from all different cultures and nationalities contributing to a really authentic representation of the diversity and fullness of the LGBT community. The exhibition wants to reach those who might find it hard to be themselves. It challenges you to believe and remember the right to be different.

    Event: Summer Salon 2016

    Dates: June 10, 2016 - July 1, 2016

    Venue: Islington Arts Factory, 2 Parkhurst Road, London N7 0SF

    The 9th Annual Summer Salon exhibition.
    10th June - 1st July
    Private view Friday 10th June 6.30 - 9.30 pm

    Event: Solar

    Dates: June 3, 2016 - July 30, 2016

    Venue: Nude Tin Can Gallery, 125 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 4JS

    SOLAR ART EXHIBITION 2016
    4th June - 30th July 2016

    Private View Friday 3rd 6.30pm - 10pm
    Sponsored by Specialist Cars BMW and MINI

    Welcome to the private view and the first night of Nude Tin Cans - Solar Art Exhibition. The exhibition will be showcasing new and emerging fine art and contemporary artist from local and interantional artists.



    Event: Art Without Borders

    Dates: April 5, 2016 - April 9, 2016

    Venue: Leyden Gallery, 9/9a Leyden Street, London, E1 7LE

    An exhibition in aid of Syria Relief. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will go towards food distribution in hard-to-reach/besieged areas within Syria.

    PV on Tuesday 5 April 18:30 – 21:00 | Please RSVP to info@leydengallery

    http://leydengallery.com/art-without-borders

    Event: Unleashed

    Dates: March 22, 2016 - April 2, 2016

    Venue: Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU

    Exhibit Here's UNLEASHED Exhibition will feature more than 100 wild and innovative artworks that push the boundaries of raw talent, it will also be our third exhibition at the Menier Gallery.

    Join us at the Private View to meet the artists! 22 March at 18:00–20:30
    exhibition continues until 2nd April.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/865225770241316/

    Event: Stopjectify

    Dates: March 7, 2016 - March 12, 2016

    Venue: Gallery Different, 14 Percy Street, London W1

    #STOPJECTIFY invites the audience to reconsider the status quo we reside within, and question how we can break the age-old cycles that perpetuate objectification as a ‘normal' fixture of everyday life.

    Opening with a private view coinciding with International World Women’s day 2016(8th of march), the exhibition
    runs from the 7th to the 12th of March at Gallery Different, 14 Percy Street, Central London, W1T 1DR.
    Further details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/803732086438734/

    Event: Flux 2

    Dates: Dec. 11, 2015 - Dec. 14, 2015

    Venue: Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW1

    After the excitement and success of The first FLUX Exhibition we are going bigger and bolder and will be showcasing 100 exceptional International artists. Alongside a vast array of art we will be joining forces with a range of incredible performance artists to ensure the next FLUX makes it's mark as the most exciting event of contemporary art in London.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/644448005682239/

    11 December - 14 December
    Exhibition runs Midday -8.00pm Friday, Saturday and Monday. Sunday is Midday - 6pm
    Royal College of Art

    Event: Tribe

    Dates: Sept. 4, 2015 - Sept. 6, 2015

    Venue: UGLY DUCK, 47/49 Tanner Street, London SE1 3PL

    Tribe - exploring the current meaning of 'Belonging'
    An Alternative Art Festival involving art sale, live street-art, immersive theatre, video, music and dance, organised by Chrom-art.

    Event: Salad Days

    Dates: Aug. 18, 2015 - Sept. 14, 2015

    Venue: Juno, 134 - 135 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JE

    Part of Sweet'Art's Summer Festival
    Opening Party Thursday 20th August 7 pm - late

    Event: Mono 2

    Dates: July 7, 2015 - July 19, 2015

    Venue: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

    A two week long group exhibition of Black and White works.
    Private view Thursday 9th July 6.00-9.00pm

    Event: Summer Salon exhibition 2015

    Dates: June 12, 2015 - July 3, 2015

    Venue: Islington Arts Factory, 2 Parkhurst Road, London N7 0SF

    Private view Friday 12th June 6.30 - 9.30 pm
    Summer Salon 2015, featuring work by 85 artists selected from across London and the UK. Curation of the Summer Salon is inspired by the 18th Century French Salons, with floor to ceiling hanging, creating a busy atmosphere that promotes formal and informal discussions around contemporary art themes.

    Event: The Society of Women Artists 154th Annual open exhibition

    Dates: June 5, 2015 - June 13, 2015

    Venue: Mall Galleries, London

    SWA
    154th Annual Exhibition 5th - 13th June 2015
    lOam - 5pm daily (closes 3pm on 13th June) at the Mall Galleries, The Mall London SWl

    Event: ID

    Dates: April 14, 2015 - April 30, 2015

    Venue: Display Gallery, Morley House, 26 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2AQ

    ID, A FICTIONAL JOURNEY INTO THE PSYCHE
    14th – 30th April, private view 10th April 6pm

    Unified by a common interest in the human being (their lives, their stories, and their interior journeys) the selected artists have produced a diverse body of work panning collage, painting, digital illustration, and sculpture that seeks to reveal the major influence of the Id over the Ego, their constant battle and the ultimate dominance of the first over the latter.
    ARTISTS
    • Gianluca Pisano
    • Paul
    • Mathias Vef
    • Simona Ruscheva
    • Beata Kozlowska
    • Sal Jones
    • Arturo Garcia DlHeras
    • Emanuel de Sousa
    • Daniel Dalopo
    • Andrew Chisholm
    • Kris Cieslak
    • Santiago Alcon

    Event: The Portrait Show

    Dates: April 14, 2015 - April 19, 2015

    Venue: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

    The Portrait Show
    14-19 April 2015
    Private View: Thursday 16 April 6-9pm

    A classic subject is given a contemporary twist as twelve established artists give their interpretation of the word ‘Portrait’. At times intimate and unexpected, the works capture the unplanned moment; a fleeting thought that changes the expression, the vulnerability of the sleeping figure, abstractions that hint at flesh and sensuallity.

    Come inside and see where a single word can take you.

    Pedro Baztan, Eleanor Buffam, Helen Campbell, Laurence Causse-Parsley,
    Marianne Frank, Sal Jones, Jill Meager, Maureen Nathan, Gail Olding,
    Gianluca Pisano, Jenny Price, Rossella Spoto

    Event: Y Not?

    Dates: March 31, 2015 - April 5, 2015

    Venue: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

    Y Not?
    31 March - 5 April 2015
    Private View: Thursday 2 April 6-9pm
    An exhibition in aid of International Women's Day.

    Join Sweet ‘Art in March for their next hotly anticipated show Y Not?, a multimedia exhibition in aid of International Women’s Day. Y Not? will explore the theme of femininity, feminine identity and women’s day with a focus on the female form, gender identity, feminist issues, social and political issues and constructs and personal accounts and perspectives. Works will celebrate, critique, challenge, ridicule and reflect notions of femininity in our society and internationally, created by artists identifying as any gender.

    Event: Artfinder Pop-up

    Dates: Feb. 27, 2015 - March 1, 2015

    Venue: The Foundry, Camden Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AH

    Pushing the boundaries of the pop-up shop, Artfinder are combining physical artwork by London based artists and live demonstrations throughout the weekend, alongside an interactive experience which provides access to thousands of artworks from the global Artfinder artist community.

    Event: Flux

    Dates: Feb. 18, 2015 - Feb. 22, 2015

    Venue: Flux Exhibition, The Rag Factory, Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ

    Gray's Art Gallery presents the new event for contemporary art FLUX exhibition at The Rag Factory London displaying work by the very best emerging and mid career contemporary artists just off Brick Lane. FLUX will be a visual feast of performance, live graffiti, sculpture and art. Many of the artists exhibiting will be at FLUX on the 18th of Febraury to talk about their art. Come and meet them and enjoy a night with a few complimentary drinks.
    All artwork at FLUX will be available for sale.
    Meet the artists and drinks is available on the 18th only, exhibition will however run until the 22nd and will be open from 11am until 6pm on Friday -Saturday, Thursday we will be open until 8pm and Sunday from 10am until 3pm

    Event: Chimera

    Dates: Dec. 11, 2014 - Dec. 16, 2014

    Venue: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

    Chimera
    11-16 December 2014
    Private View: Thursday 11 December 6-9pm
    The word Chimera immediately brings to mind a hybrid beast with the head of a lion, body of a dragon and a snake for a tail.
    A more contemporary use of the word would be as a description of something hugely imaginative and dazzling.
    This exhibition takes influence from both meanings to showcase the work of twelve very different artists.
    Roan Allen, Isabelle Fouque, Beth Gadd, Guilhem,
    Geoff Gunby, Caroline Guth, Raymond Isaac, Sal Jones,
    Rossella Spoto, Sandy Sand, Olivia Silver, Annie Zamero

    Event: The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition

    Dates: Nov. 13, 2014 - Nov. 23, 2014

    Venue: The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1A 2BJ

    The Discerning Eye annual exhibition is a show of small works independently selected by six prominent figures from different areas of the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics. Work is selected from open submission and from artists invited by the individual selectors.
    The exhibition is open to the public from Thursday 13 until Sunday 23 November. Admission will be free and all the works will be for sale.

    Event: 59 Artworks

    Dates: Nov. 5, 2014 - Nov. 20, 2014

    Venue: 59 London Wall, 59 London Wall, London EC2M 5TR

    Mixed show of selected works from an open submission. Pop-up temporary exhibition venue. Curated by Exhibit Here.

    Event: Master Of Art International

    Dates: Sept. 21, 2014 - Sept. 27, 2014

    Venue: Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Great Yarmouth

    2014
    Welcome to the MASTER OF ART INTERNATIONAL

    Overview:
    Private View: Sunday, 21st September 2014 from 1pm - 6 pm
    Public View: Monday, 22nd - Friday 26th September from 10 a.m - 6 p.m & Saturday 27th September from 10 a.m - 12 noon.
    Venue:Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Jellicoe Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4AU, England, United Kingdom

    http://www.masterofartinternational.co.uk/

    Event: A Conscious Identity

    Dates: Sept. 11, 2014 - Sept. 16, 2014

    Venue: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

    Espacio Gallery is pleased to invite you to see the works of thirteen artists who focus on people as subjects; dealing with identity, the subconscious, emotional states, interactions, and the nature of being human.

    Private View: Thursday 11 September 6-9pm

    Open: Daily 1-7pm incl. weekends - Tuesday 1-5pm
    Closed on Wed

    Event: Visions Of Colour

    Dates: Aug. 18, 2014 - Sept. 3, 2014

    Venue: Chase House (pop-up venue), 305 Chase Road, Southgate, London N14 6LZ

    Exhibit Here and Cabot Galleries are proud to present the 'Visions of Colour' Exhibition, a group show featuring the work of emerging and established Artists who use colour as a form of expression in their work.

    Selected Artists: Louise Duckworth, Miguel Sopena, Gareth Jones, Susanne Wawra, Laurence Morgan, Azadeh Kia, Colin Aiken, Sal Jones, Charles Bran, Katherine Wyatt, Richard Brooks, Leila Bibizadeh

    OPENING TIMES
    Week One: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (12.30pm - 5.30pm)
    Week Two: (Closed Bank Holiday Monday) Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (12.30pm - 5.30pm)
    Week Three: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (12.30 - 5.30pm)

    Event: People and Places

    Dates: July 3, 2014 - July 8, 2014

    Venue: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

    People and Places
    3-8 July 2015
    Preview: Thursday 3 July 6-9pm
    Much of our time is spent in going from one place to another, in creating our own spaces or having them created for us, and in encountering an array of people – family, colleagues, friends, enemies, lovers and strangers – as we pass between them.

    People and Places is an exhibition of 15 artists each responding in their own way to these encounters and the spaces in which they are situated. Drawing on and responding to these experiences, each artist reflects on these, through their own perspectives and creative approaches, to produce a diverse range of interpretive and original works on the exhibition’s theme.

    Moich Abrahams, Becky Beckett, Eleanor Buffam, Krzysztof Cieslak,
    Coulsoom, Catherine Field, Guilhem, Sal Jones, Helga Lee,
    James Mackenzie, Lucy Morton, Ange Mukeza, Justyna Szpygiel,
    Lindsay Terhorst North, Annie Zamero

    Event: Moving Scenes

    Dates: April 28, 2014 - May 28, 2014

    Venue: Hackney Picture House Gallery - Gallery@HPH, 270 MARE STREET, LONDON, E8 1HE

    Over the last 18 months, Sal has been using film and cinematography as sources of inspiration for several pieces that primarily deal with expression and emotional character. Although these works utilise the tradition of portraiture, they are not posed as conventional portraits, but rather capture and reinvent the convention.

    http://hphgallery.com

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Education

1989 - 1990

Middlesex Polytechnic

1983 - 1986

Sunderland Polytechnic


Awards

2016

JOAP Award for Oil

The winner of Jackson’s Early Entry Award for Oil has been chosen! With over 1800 entries to Jackson’s Open Art Prize so far it was decided that Sal Jones’ ‘You Tell Me’ was the winner.
http://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2016/03/23/winner-joap-early-entry-award-oil-announced/

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2016

AMNS - Associate Member of the National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers

National Society of Painters, Sculptors & Printmakers

2014

Master of Art International

silver award winner

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Event: Something that Feels Like the Truth

Dates: July 27, 2018 - Sept. 18, 2018

Venue: Unit G Gallery, 117 Wallis Road London E9 5LN

Solo Exhibition
An exhibition of contemporary oil paintings that re-interpret the portrait, depicting largely fictional subjects in states of unease and emotional turmoil.
https://unitg.london/exhibitions/something-that-feels-like-the-truth/

Event: Summer Open Exhibition

Dates: June 25, 2018 - Aug. 3, 2018

Venue: Atkinson Gallery, Millfield School Street, Somerset, BA16 0YD

Summer Show 2018

Monday 25 June - Friday 3 August 2018
Mon - Sat, 9.30am - 5.00pm (closed on Sundays)
Atkinson Gallery, Millfield
Free admission to all

Private view: Monday 25 June, 7-9pm - All welcome

Event: Sal Jones - Exhibition

Dates: May 1, 2018 - May 13, 2018

Venue: Nude Tin Can Gallery, 125 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 4JS

Featured artist: show of new works from Sal Jones

Event: Square Peg

Dates: Feb. 2, 2018 - March 30, 2018

Venue: The Circle gallery, Sheffield

Wall based works 2' x 2' in size

Event: Rebel Daughters

Dates: Jan. 18, 2018 - April 7, 2018

Venue: The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster DN1 2DR

An exhibition to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the first votes for women

Event: Art Is Something Much More Dangerous

Dates: Jan. 13, 2018 - Jan. 28, 2018

Venue: Horsebridge Arts Centre, Whitstable

Horsebridge Open exhibition 2018

Event: What is the Point?

Dates: Nov. 7, 2017 - Nov. 15, 2017

Venue: Camden Image Gallery, London, UK

Annual open exhibition - 45 artists responding to the title of the show.

Event: TRIBE17

Dates: Oct. 12, 2017 - Oct. 15, 2017

Venue: Oxo Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, Bargehouse st. London SE1 9PH

International Art Festival

Event: 'Appearance of .....'

Dates: Sept. 25, 2017 - Oct. 1, 2017

Venue: A&D Gallery, Chiltern street, London, UK

ArtCan members exhibition of small works exploring Autumn and the Equinox

Event: Femfest

Dates: Sept. 8, 2017 - Sept. 10, 2017

Venue: UGLY DUCK, 47/49 Tanner Street, London SE1 3PL

A weekend art event and exhibition with a feminist theme.

Event: Arts Depot Open exhibition 2017

Dates: July 27, 2017 - Sept. 1, 2017

Venue: Arts Depot, 5 Nether St, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley N12 0GA

An exhibition of selected works from an open submission.

Event: National Society 84th Annual exhibition

Dates: July 5, 2017 - July 15, 2017

Venue: Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU

National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers, 84th Annual members exhibition

Event: Game Face

Dates: July 1, 2017 - July 2, 2017

Venue: UGLY DUCK, 47/49 Tanner Street, London SE1 3PL

Game Face brings together a range of visual artists whose work explores the relationship between art and games. Each artist tackles the theme in an idiosyncratic way, examining aspects of games and play through technique, materials and subject.

Event: Solo Show

Dates: Feb. 24, 2017 - March 15, 2017

Venue: Nude Tin Can Gallery, 125 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 4JS

Solo show exhibition of paintings
from 24th February - 15th March
private view 24th Feb 7-10 pm

Event: Autumn exhibition 2016

Dates: Nov. 21, 2016 - Dec. 2, 2016

Venue: St Stephens, Walbrook, 39 Walbrook, London EC4N 8BN, UK

National Society of Painters, Sculptors, Printmakers, Autumn exhibition 2016

Event: Common People

Dates: Nov. 3, 2016 - Dec. 3, 2016

Venue: Capstan House, 1 Clove Cres, Poplar, London E14 0BD, UK

CHROM-ART Presents
‘COMMON PEOPLE’ An exhibition about all of us
Common People is a narration of oneness through portraits and depictions of ordinary people by 20 extraordinary artists.
3 November to 3 December 2016
Opening Hours:
Thursday 18.30pm to 9pm (Launch Party - Invitation Only)
Every Day 10am to 6pm

Event: Flux Exhibition 2016

Dates: Nov. 2, 2016 - Nov. 6, 2016

Venue: FLUX EXHIBITION 2016, LONDON, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane

FLUX Exhibition - a collection of the most dynamic painters, performance artists and musicians, which presents an alternative way to encounter today’s best new art.
The Old Truman Brewery
Entrance is on Elys Yard E1 6QR
Nearest tube stations: Shoreditch High Street, Aldgate East and Liverpool Street Station
Opening Hours:
2nd Nov 11-7pm
3rd Nov 11-5pm (Private View 6.30-9.30pm)
4th Nov 11-7pm
5th Nov 11-7pm
6th Nov 11-6pm

Event: What Is The Point?

Dates: Oct. 10, 2016 - Oct. 15, 2016

Venue: The Strand Gallery, 32 John Adam St, City of London, WC2N 6BP

WITP Annual Emerging Artists Exhibition

10-15 October, 2016
The Strand Gallery
32 John Adam St, London WC2N 6BP

Our annual show features works by emerging international artists. Each selected artist creates a new work, answering the question, “What is the point?” — however it is they respond to it. There is freedom of exploration within the question. It can be a personal or societal reflection. It can be answered intensely or flippantly.

Event: From The Studio Floor

Dates: Oct. 4, 2016 - Oct. 6, 2016

Venue: Guildhall Cambridge, Guildhall, Market Hill, Cambridge CB2 3QJ, UK

From the Studio Floor
Tuesday 4th – Thursday 6th October 2016 – The Guildhall, Cambridge
Public viewing (free admission) 9am – 4pm

This pop-up contemporary art exhibition will showcase 50 different works in a variety of mediums in the prestigious setting of the Great Hall at the Guildhall, Cambridge, gathering together the best local talent along with pieces from further afield and displaying work that is, as the name suggests, fresh from the studio floor, and previously unseen by the public.

Event: Tribe 16

Dates: Sept. 30, 2016 - Oct. 2, 2016

Venue: UGLY DUCK, 47/49 Tanner Street, London SE1 3PL

International Arts Festival
Art, live performances, installation, film music and dance

Event: Exposed

Dates: Aug. 11, 2016 - Aug. 14, 2016

Venue: Ben Oakley Gallery, Greenwich, London

Exposed: verb - to make (something) visible by uncovering it.
The depiction of the human figure has appeared throughout art history.
Falling back on this history 'Exposed' shows an appreciation for the human form in a variety of mediums in contemporary times.
Expect to see original artwork in a salon style display along side a collection of prints.

Event: The Human Figure - Modern Myth & Story Telling

Dates: July 19, 2016 - July 24, 2016

Venue: The Gallery, Stoke Newington Library Gallery, Edwards Lane, off Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0JS.

Since the moment we became self-aware, humanity has been obsessed with finding our place in our world and in the greater universe. We express ourselves and our surroundings in colourful analogies, using symbols and imagery to portray our thoughts and to explain the unexplainable.

Ideas that have long belonged to our collective unconscious are re-interpreted by the artists offering us a contemporary take on traditional themes.

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Event: Seduction & Desire

Dates: July 5, 2016 - June 10, 2016

Venue: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

Seduction & Desire
5-10 July 2016
Private View: Thursday 7 July 6-9pm

Throughout our lives we are seduced by the possibility of attaining fulfilment. Thus, we are often pulled along by the tug of our senses in this illusive search for happiness.

Seduction & Desire is a journey where a group of artists explore this human phenomenon. Join us!

Event: National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers annual exhibition

Dates: July 5, 2016 - July 16, 2016

Venue: Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU

83rd Annual exhibition
5th - 16th July, 11am - 6pm (closed Sunday 10th)
private view Tuesday 5th July 6 - 8.30 pm

Event: WeR

Dates: June 21, 2016 - July 3, 2016

Venue: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

21st June - 3rd July
Opening event Wed 22nd June 6-9 pm
Launching during the Pride of London, the exhibition ’WeR’ at the *espaciogallery will showcase today’s meaning of the LGBT spirit.
The exhibition includes nineteen artists from all different cultures and nationalities contributing to a really authentic representation of the diversity and fullness of the LGBT community. The exhibition wants to reach those who might find it hard to be themselves. It challenges you to believe and remember the right to be different.

Event: Summer Salon 2016

Dates: June 10, 2016 - July 1, 2016

Venue: Islington Arts Factory, 2 Parkhurst Road, London N7 0SF

The 9th Annual Summer Salon exhibition.
10th June - 1st July
Private view Friday 10th June 6.30 - 9.30 pm

Event: Solar

Dates: June 3, 2016 - July 30, 2016

Venue: Nude Tin Can Gallery, 125 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 4JS

SOLAR ART EXHIBITION 2016
4th June - 30th July 2016

Private View Friday 3rd 6.30pm - 10pm
Sponsored by Specialist Cars BMW and MINI

Welcome to the private view and the first night of Nude Tin Cans - Solar Art Exhibition. The exhibition will be showcasing new and emerging fine art and contemporary artist from local and interantional artists.



Event: Art Without Borders

Dates: April 5, 2016 - April 9, 2016

Venue: Leyden Gallery, 9/9a Leyden Street, London, E1 7LE

An exhibition in aid of Syria Relief. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will go towards food distribution in hard-to-reach/besieged areas within Syria.

PV on Tuesday 5 April 18:30 – 21:00 | Please RSVP to info@leydengallery

http://leydengallery.com/art-without-borders

Event: Unleashed

Dates: March 22, 2016 - April 2, 2016

Venue: Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU

Exhibit Here's UNLEASHED Exhibition will feature more than 100 wild and innovative artworks that push the boundaries of raw talent, it will also be our third exhibition at the Menier Gallery.

Join us at the Private View to meet the artists! 22 March at 18:00–20:30
exhibition continues until 2nd April.

https://www.facebook.com/events/865225770241316/

Event: Stopjectify

Dates: March 7, 2016 - March 12, 2016

Venue: Gallery Different, 14 Percy Street, London W1

#STOPJECTIFY invites the audience to reconsider the status quo we reside within, and question how we can break the age-old cycles that perpetuate objectification as a ‘normal' fixture of everyday life.

Opening with a private view coinciding with International World Women’s day 2016(8th of march), the exhibition
runs from the 7th to the 12th of March at Gallery Different, 14 Percy Street, Central London, W1T 1DR.
Further details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/803732086438734/

Event: Flux 2

Dates: Dec. 11, 2015 - Dec. 14, 2015

Venue: Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW1

After the excitement and success of The first FLUX Exhibition we are going bigger and bolder and will be showcasing 100 exceptional International artists. Alongside a vast array of art we will be joining forces with a range of incredible performance artists to ensure the next FLUX makes it's mark as the most exciting event of contemporary art in London.

https://www.facebook.com/events/644448005682239/

11 December - 14 December
Exhibition runs Midday -8.00pm Friday, Saturday and Monday. Sunday is Midday - 6pm
Royal College of Art

Event: Tribe

Dates: Sept. 4, 2015 - Sept. 6, 2015

Venue: UGLY DUCK, 47/49 Tanner Street, London SE1 3PL

Tribe - exploring the current meaning of 'Belonging'
An Alternative Art Festival involving art sale, live street-art, immersive theatre, video, music and dance, organised by Chrom-art.

Event: Salad Days

Dates: Aug. 18, 2015 - Sept. 14, 2015

Venue: Juno, 134 - 135 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JE

Part of Sweet'Art's Summer Festival
Opening Party Thursday 20th August 7 pm - late

Event: Mono 2

Dates: July 7, 2015 - July 19, 2015

Venue: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

A two week long group exhibition of Black and White works.
Private view Thursday 9th July 6.00-9.00pm

Event: Summer Salon exhibition 2015

Dates: June 12, 2015 - July 3, 2015

Venue: Islington Arts Factory, 2 Parkhurst Road, London N7 0SF

Private view Friday 12th June 6.30 - 9.30 pm
Summer Salon 2015, featuring work by 85 artists selected from across London and the UK. Curation of the Summer Salon is inspired by the 18th Century French Salons, with floor to ceiling hanging, creating a busy atmosphere that promotes formal and informal discussions around contemporary art themes.

Event: The Society of Women Artists 154th Annual open exhibition

Dates: June 5, 2015 - June 13, 2015

Venue: Mall Galleries, London

SWA
154th Annual Exhibition 5th - 13th June 2015
lOam - 5pm daily (closes 3pm on 13th June) at the Mall Galleries, The Mall London SWl

Event: ID

Dates: April 14, 2015 - April 30, 2015

Venue: Display Gallery, Morley House, 26 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2AQ

ID, A FICTIONAL JOURNEY INTO THE PSYCHE
14th – 30th April, private view 10th April 6pm

Unified by a common interest in the human being (their lives, their stories, and their interior journeys) the selected artists have produced a diverse body of work panning collage, painting, digital illustration, and sculpture that seeks to reveal the major influence of the Id over the Ego, their constant battle and the ultimate dominance of the first over the latter.
ARTISTS
• Gianluca Pisano
• Paul
• Mathias Vef
• Simona Ruscheva
• Beata Kozlowska
• Sal Jones
• Arturo Garcia DlHeras
• Emanuel de Sousa
• Daniel Dalopo
• Andrew Chisholm
• Kris Cieslak
• Santiago Alcon

Event: The Portrait Show

Dates: April 14, 2015 - April 19, 2015

Venue: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

The Portrait Show
14-19 April 2015
Private View: Thursday 16 April 6-9pm

A classic subject is given a contemporary twist as twelve established artists give their interpretation of the word ‘Portrait’. At times intimate and unexpected, the works capture the unplanned moment; a fleeting thought that changes the expression, the vulnerability of the sleeping figure, abstractions that hint at flesh and sensuallity.

Come inside and see where a single word can take you.

Pedro Baztan, Eleanor Buffam, Helen Campbell, Laurence Causse-Parsley,
Marianne Frank, Sal Jones, Jill Meager, Maureen Nathan, Gail Olding,
Gianluca Pisano, Jenny Price, Rossella Spoto

Event: Y Not?

Dates: March 31, 2015 - April 5, 2015

Venue: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

Y Not?
31 March - 5 April 2015
Private View: Thursday 2 April 6-9pm
An exhibition in aid of International Women's Day.

Join Sweet ‘Art in March for their next hotly anticipated show Y Not?, a multimedia exhibition in aid of International Women’s Day. Y Not? will explore the theme of femininity, feminine identity and women’s day with a focus on the female form, gender identity, feminist issues, social and political issues and constructs and personal accounts and perspectives. Works will celebrate, critique, challenge, ridicule and reflect notions of femininity in our society and internationally, created by artists identifying as any gender.

Event: Artfinder Pop-up

Dates: Feb. 27, 2015 - March 1, 2015

Venue: The Foundry, Camden Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AH

Pushing the boundaries of the pop-up shop, Artfinder are combining physical artwork by London based artists and live demonstrations throughout the weekend, alongside an interactive experience which provides access to thousands of artworks from the global Artfinder artist community.

Event: Flux

Dates: Feb. 18, 2015 - Feb. 22, 2015

Venue: Flux Exhibition, The Rag Factory, Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ

Gray's Art Gallery presents the new event for contemporary art FLUX exhibition at The Rag Factory London displaying work by the very best emerging and mid career contemporary artists just off Brick Lane. FLUX will be a visual feast of performance, live graffiti, sculpture and art. Many of the artists exhibiting will be at FLUX on the 18th of Febraury to talk about their art. Come and meet them and enjoy a night with a few complimentary drinks.
All artwork at FLUX will be available for sale.
Meet the artists and drinks is available on the 18th only, exhibition will however run until the 22nd and will be open from 11am until 6pm on Friday -Saturday, Thursday we will be open until 8pm and Sunday from 10am until 3pm

Event: Chimera

Dates: Dec. 11, 2014 - Dec. 16, 2014

Venue: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

Chimera
11-16 December 2014
Private View: Thursday 11 December 6-9pm
The word Chimera immediately brings to mind a hybrid beast with the head of a lion, body of a dragon and a snake for a tail.
A more contemporary use of the word would be as a description of something hugely imaginative and dazzling.
This exhibition takes influence from both meanings to showcase the work of twelve very different artists.
Roan Allen, Isabelle Fouque, Beth Gadd, Guilhem,
Geoff Gunby, Caroline Guth, Raymond Isaac, Sal Jones,
Rossella Spoto, Sandy Sand, Olivia Silver, Annie Zamero

Event: The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition

Dates: Nov. 13, 2014 - Nov. 23, 2014

Venue: The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1A 2BJ

The Discerning Eye annual exhibition is a show of small works independently selected by six prominent figures from different areas of the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics. Work is selected from open submission and from artists invited by the individual selectors.
The exhibition is open to the public from Thursday 13 until Sunday 23 November. Admission will be free and all the works will be for sale.

Event: 59 Artworks

Dates: Nov. 5, 2014 - Nov. 20, 2014

Venue: 59 London Wall, 59 London Wall, London EC2M 5TR

Mixed show of selected works from an open submission. Pop-up temporary exhibition venue. Curated by Exhibit Here.

Event: Master Of Art International

Dates: Sept. 21, 2014 - Sept. 27, 2014

Venue: Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Great Yarmouth

2014
Welcome to the MASTER OF ART INTERNATIONAL

Overview:
Private View: Sunday, 21st September 2014 from 1pm - 6 pm
Public View: Monday, 22nd - Friday 26th September from 10 a.m - 6 p.m & Saturday 27th September from 10 a.m - 12 noon.
Venue:Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Jellicoe Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4AU, England, United Kingdom

http://www.masterofartinternational.co.uk/

Event: A Conscious Identity

Dates: Sept. 11, 2014 - Sept. 16, 2014

Venue: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

Espacio Gallery is pleased to invite you to see the works of thirteen artists who focus on people as subjects; dealing with identity, the subconscious, emotional states, interactions, and the nature of being human.

Private View: Thursday 11 September 6-9pm

Open: Daily 1-7pm incl. weekends - Tuesday 1-5pm
Closed on Wed

Event: Visions Of Colour

Dates: Aug. 18, 2014 - Sept. 3, 2014

Venue: Chase House (pop-up venue), 305 Chase Road, Southgate, London N14 6LZ

Exhibit Here and Cabot Galleries are proud to present the 'Visions of Colour' Exhibition, a group show featuring the work of emerging and established Artists who use colour as a form of expression in their work.

Selected Artists: Louise Duckworth, Miguel Sopena, Gareth Jones, Susanne Wawra, Laurence Morgan, Azadeh Kia, Colin Aiken, Sal Jones, Charles Bran, Katherine Wyatt, Richard Brooks, Leila Bibizadeh

OPENING TIMES
Week One: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (12.30pm - 5.30pm)
Week Two: (Closed Bank Holiday Monday) Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (12.30pm - 5.30pm)
Week Three: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (12.30 - 5.30pm)

Event: People and Places

Dates: July 3, 2014 - July 8, 2014

Venue: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

People and Places
3-8 July 2015
Preview: Thursday 3 July 6-9pm
Much of our time is spent in going from one place to another, in creating our own spaces or having them created for us, and in encountering an array of people – family, colleagues, friends, enemies, lovers and strangers – as we pass between them.

People and Places is an exhibition of 15 artists each responding in their own way to these encounters and the spaces in which they are situated. Drawing on and responding to these experiences, each artist reflects on these, through their own perspectives and creative approaches, to produce a diverse range of interpretive and original works on the exhibition’s theme.

Moich Abrahams, Becky Beckett, Eleanor Buffam, Krzysztof Cieslak,
Coulsoom, Catherine Field, Guilhem, Sal Jones, Helga Lee,
James Mackenzie, Lucy Morton, Ange Mukeza, Justyna Szpygiel,
Lindsay Terhorst North, Annie Zamero

Event: Moving Scenes

Dates: April 28, 2014 - May 28, 2014

Venue: Hackney Picture House Gallery - Gallery@HPH, 270 MARE STREET, LONDON, E8 1HE

Over the last 18 months, Sal has been using film and cinematography as sources of inspiration for several pieces that primarily deal with expression and emotional character. Although these works utilise the tradition of portraiture, they are not posed as conventional portraits, but rather capture and reinvent the convention.

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Biography

Sal Jones is a painter who lives and works in London. She has a BA Hons in Fine Art and has exhibited extensively in London and across the UK. Works are held in private collections in the UK, Europe and the United States.

Sal Jones’ recent work uses the tradition of portraiture but the paintings have been adapted from fiction. On the surface the image is taken from a photographic source but the image is allowed to develop through the process of applying the paint; gestural brush marks and the heightened use of colour add an emotional and expressive dynamic to the work.

I am interested in capturing moments of expression and emotional character; I’m drawn to those expressions that are not consciously posed or coy but have been captured spontaneously, to this end working from photographs becomes a necessity. Much of my recent work uses film, media and cinematography as sources for subjects, focussing on the gestures of fictional characters, the figures have been taken from a scene, presented out of context and re-imagined as paintings; close-up, cropped, and re-edited; these works are an attempt to capture the action of expression out of context whilst transforming the stereotypical portrait.

I hope to create works that are visually exciting and that engage the viewer. I don’t want the work to be too prescriptive but to remain ambiguous and open to individual interpretation. I don’t want a passive observer, I want to create an interaction, a response or empathy that is more personal to the viewer; I’d like to elicit an emotional connection between the character portrayed and the spectator. 

Although the paint application varies from piece to piece, the intense use of colour and gestural quality are defining factors. Working in oils and from photographs the artist has taken, there are no subjects sitting for these ‘portraits’ in fact the artist refers to them as character studies. The fictional nature of the subjects is apparent – inspired by film scenes and acted roles, with titles that are dialogue lifted from scenes. They are comments, conversations and statements, as oppose to a description of the painting. They refer to a storyline not necessarily immediately apparent when viewing the painting. Thus we don’t get the whole story but a glimpse into the character portrayed. Hinting that it is a part of something else and therefore encouraging the viewer to consider the sequence or the story from which it was originally based.








 
 
 
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