Artist
Polly Jones Abilene, Texas

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 Although the work has subtle art historical references, drawing inspiration from impressionists such as Henri Matisse, it feels very much her own.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

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    About The Artist

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 Although the work has subtle art historical references, drawing inspiration from impressionists such as Henri Matisse, it feels very much her own.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

    Artist Statement

    I'm inspired by a sense of joy in daily life - all of those beautiful small moments that need to be noticed. My process includes painting directly from still life set ups, botanical imagery and landscapes of places dear to me. It's a way to play with color, pattern, light and texture. I often use polka dot grids as a way to refer to the order and grace that seem to permeate our world.

    I include other voices in my work by using collage mixed in with the paint. It's a way of expanding the image and scope of references. Found text and bits from maps, dictionaries, poetry or vintage encyclopedias are woven into the paint like all of the influences and thoughts that work their way into the act of looking.

    Artist Background

    Abilene Christian University
    Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1982

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    Polly Jones 6/21/2018 | 12:07 PM

    Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to send this encouragement!! How wonderful of you to be sharing my work. I love Austin and would be so happy to have my artwork live there (since I can't)

    D Autry 6/12/2018 | 12:23 PM

    It is a delight to see such an accomplished artist from my hometown of Abilene. I've been sharing your work with other designers here in Austin. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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