Sweet and Sour MorningPolly Jones
Acrylic, paper, acrylic mediums on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
30 " h x 30 " w x 1.75 " d |3 lbs. 9 oz.
The morning light in my studio is magical on sunny days. I painted this from life to capture a lovely series of moments and the shimmer of light on cloth, glass and fruit. The polka dot pattern of paper showing through washes of paint introduces a sense of timelessness and shifting perspective. A Little Golden Book Encyclopedia page on birds showing in the bottom right corner hints at the movement of time flying by.
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 Although the work has subtle art historical references, drawing inspiration from impressionists such as Henri Matisse, it feels very much her own.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.