When I start a mixed media painting I rarely know what it is going to turn out to be. I work intuitively and without reference. I am interested in building up textures with my materials and creating a series of layers that reveal the history of each one’s application. Often a piece is painted over, scraped off and reapplied in a new form. The repeated constructing and destroying and recreating builds a rich surface. The paintings are often finished with details, sometimes whimsical, always with attention to the subtle beauty of the mark. I use watercolor paper, Thai and Yupo papers, tissue and rice paper with acrylics, inks, chalk and oil pastels, charcoal and colored pencil.
Archives for November 2015
Rebecca Grace Jones was born and raised in Hagerstown, Maryland into a family of artists where creativity was encouraged and nurtured. She studied art at Towson University, receiving an MFA, and taught commercial art at her alma mater for twelve years.
Rebecca’s career as an artist has morphed over the decades from freelance illustrator to fine craftsperson to painter. She now focuses on painting in mixed media at her home/studio, just outside of Shepherdstown, WV, which gives her great happiness.
Solo Exhibit, “Surface”, Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo, MD, October, 2015
Solo Exhibit “Small Worlds”, Nano Gallery, D.C. Arts Center, Adams Morgan, June – October, 2015
Solo Exhibit, Bridge Gallery, Shepherdstown, WV, May – June, 2015
Drawing Exhibit, Bridge Gallery, Shepherdstown, WV March, 2015
“Members Show”, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD, February, 2015
“Trees”, Berkeley Arts Council, Martinsburg, WV, February, 2015
“Members Show”, Berkeley Arts Council, Martinsburg, WV, January, 2015
“Plan B”, Ice House Gallery, Berkeley Springs, WV, March, 2015
“7th Annual Best of West Virginia Juried Exhibition” David L. Dickirson Fine Art Gallery, Tamarack, Beckley, WV, 2014
“Art and Earth”, Berkeley Arts Council, Martinsburg, WV, 2014, 2015
Solo Exhibit, “Art Play at 60”, Fire Hall Gallery, Charles Town, WV, 2014
“Form and Fabric of Our Lives Invitational”, Annapolis, MD, 2013
Bridge Gallery, Shepherdstown, WV, Annual Drawing Show 2013, 2014, 2015 and Abstract Show 2013, 2015
American Craft Council, Baltimore, MD 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
Curator, “Artists of the Grid”, Ice House Gallery, Berkeley Springs, WV, Summer, 2013