Back in a TimePolly Jones
acrylic, acrylic mediums, paper on Stretched canvas
Signed on front and back
36 " h x 36 " w x 1.6 " d |6 lbs. 4 oz.
This painting was inspired by a place my husband and I visited in Ireland. It was where the John Wayne movie "The Quiet Man" was filmed. Because of this, our visit was touched by a bit of nostalgia for that era as well as the incredible beauty of the place. We happened upon it while the lighting and clouds were glorious. This painting has many layers of paint, drawing, and papers which create a rich surface to give more as you experience it close up.
This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished white edges. It comes varnished and ready to hang.
Polly Jones’s still life paintings are inspired by a sense of joy in the everyday. Her life journey thus far has been very serendipitous, with everything leading her to the life of an artist. All aspects of the work are pleasing, from the lovely objects she chooses, to the warm colors and fun perspectives. She paints at home in a former sun porch converted into a studio full of windows, which she shares with her husband who is also an artist. Her paintings depict the timeless and traditional subject of the still life in a contemporary way. Although the work has subtle art historical references, drawing inspiration from impressionists such as Henri Matisse, it feels very much her own. Polly incorporates mixed media and collage into the art using maps and pages of old books to create an added layer of meaning and dimension. The work feels like a satisfying memoir, made up of home, family, love, and an appreciation for the small things in life.