An intimate exhibition of newly discovered works by Jean Jones
Last year we held the first exhibition of work by Jean Jones in almost forty years. We were completely captivated by her highly original paintings – and thankfully, so was everyone who came to see the exhibition. This time we are delving a little deeper into her life and work, showing a more intimate side to this astonishing artist. In addition to stunning landscapes of her beloved Dartmoor are paintings of the gardens and parks of Oxford and London, touching portraits of family and friends, and scenes from her everyday life – a breakfast table lovingly set each morning; a washing line dancing in the warm breeze; a bench on top of Primrose Hill where Frank Bruno would break off from his morning jog to stop and chat with the lady painter in the funny hat.
Jean Jones’ paintings are full of life and energy, they transcend their subject matter to tell a story of their age and time. They have an honesty about them, an openness that enchants the viewer, from the elegant cloisters of Oxford, to the parklands of North London, and to the rugged moorlands of Dartmoor, Jean Jones takes us on a fascinating journey.