I've layered a page from a story in a vintage children's literature book with thick paint in order to capture a moment in time that will include other moments and stories. I always look forward to the first cantaloupe of the season. The setup of this cantaloupe half on a blue willow plate was painted from life. 

- Polly Jones

First Cantaloupe

Acrylic, paper, acrylic mediums on wood
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

8" h x 8" w x .75" d
0 lbs. 8 oz.



Polly Jones
Abilene, Texas

Getting to Know Polly

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 Although the work has subtle art historical references, drawing inspiration from impressionists such as Henri Matisse, it feels very much her own.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.