Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 6-8 pm
Madison Senior Center, 29 Bradley Rd, Madison, CT
Presenter: Jacqueline Jones, Oil

 

              

 

“My oils are done primarily on location wherever my travels take me and are an expression of mood and emotion manifested through the beauty of the landscape. A deep desire to partake in a dialogue with nature and a quest to infuse a moment of truth within the canvas is why I paint. This spontaneous process invigorates the work and is imbued with the spirit of nature created in communion with the wind and sunlight itself.”

About the Artist

Jacqueline’s paintings summon ephemeral moments and emotions inspired by nature. Her rich color palette and lively brushwork capture the scents and sounds of the land: the rushing streams, rolling surf, rustling grasses and salted winds of coastal New England as well as her many travels. Each summer, she paints out West (Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming namely) and has recently painted in Iceland and Norway.

Painting from life, Jacqueline finds her work is not only infused with the elements, but with the people she encounters along the way. Weaving voices and memories into her oils, she often engages the curious onlooker. “I love talking with people when I’m out in the field, taking time to share my love for the land and painting,” she says. “They become part of the whole experience. When I reflect on a painting later, I often smile, remembering special conversations and a shared humanity.”

Underlying this are scenes that offer strong abstract compositions and excellent design. Jacqueline is an advocate of ‘form over content’. “Whatever the subject matter, I’m energized by the way light reveals essence and form, each creation a unique journey that carries its own emotive signature,” she explains. A lifetime learner, her formal and informal training has given her a fair level of freedom of expression. Yet she is humbled by nature and ever grateful to be doing what she loves.

As a child, Jacqueline studied with local artist Joseph Gionfriddo of Gilead. A former student of Guy Wiggins and James Goodwin McManus, Gionfriddo instilled in her a love of traditional oil painting. Jacqueline earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Art as well as an Associate Degree in Illustration from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She exhibits year-round and has received numerous awards, including “1st Prize for Outstanding Work” at the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York City. Her work is highly collected, and Stamford Hospital recently acquired a number of her paintings for their permanent collection. In addition, Jacqueline teaches painting at the Lyme Art Association, Glastonbury and Marlborough Arts as well as drawing at the Hillstead Museum. In the winter months, she works in her lakeside studio, painting larger pieces inspired by her plein air studies.

Jacqueline’s professional memberships include Allied Artists of America, American Artist Professional League, American Society of Marine Artists, Oil Painters of America, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, The Connecticut Academy of the Fine Arts, Connecticut Women Artists, The Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society, The Salmagundi Club, and associations in Essex, Lyme, and Mystic, Connecticut.

www.jacquelinejones.com

HONORS/AWARDS

2019

Hudson Valley Plein Air, Best of Greenwood Lake and 3rd place Quick Draw

Painter’s on Location, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN; Honorable Mention

Marlborough Arts, “Member Exhibition”; Past Presidents Award

Marlborough Arts, “Member Exhibition“; Peoples’s Choice Award

2018

Salmagundi Club, “Nautical Exhibition”; SCNY 2nd Prize 

Essex Art Association, “Journeys”; 2nd Place (Excellence in any Medium Award)

2017

National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society, “On-Line International Spring 2017”; Merit Award

The American Artists Professional League, NYC, “Landscape, Seascape, Streetscape Theme Show 2017”; Award for Technique of Medium

Mystic Art Center, “Elected Artist Exhibition”; 1st Place (Elected Artist Overall Award of Excellence)

Salmagundi Club, NY, NY. “Historic Black and White Show”; Certificate of Merit

2016

54th Annual Glastonbury ‘On the Green’ Fine Art Show; First Place in Oils

Art Guild of Middletown at Zilka Gallery Juried Show; First Prize

American Artist Professional League, “Landscape Show”; Honorable Mention (Technique & Skill)

Connecticut Women Artists, “Members Juried Show”; 2nd Place Award

Mystic Art Center, “Elected Artist Exhibition”; 1st Place (Elected Artist Award of Excellence)

Salmagundi Club, “2015 Spring Auctions”; Philip Isenberg Memorial Award

2014

Salmagundi Club, “Out my Window” Members Exhibition; SCNY 1st Prize (For Outstanding Work)

Connecticut Women Artists Members Juried  Exhibition; 2nd Place in Show

Essex Art Association, Essex, Connecticut; The Cutting Edge; 2nd Place Award (Excellence in any Medium)

2013

51st Glastonbury ‘On the Green’ Fine Art Show; First Place in Oils
2012

American Artist Professional League; Elected Artist

Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society Member’s Exhibition; Honorable Mention, juried by Don Demers

Essex Art Association, Essex, Connecticut; Order and Chaos, 1st Place Award

New London Plein Air Competition/OpSail 2012, 2nd Place Award

Middletown Art Guild,  Zilkha Gallery Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, Fusion Bakery Award

The Utrecht and Ampersand Salmagundi Tile Show, NY, NY; 1st Place Award

2011

Connecticut Women Artists Member Juried Exhibition, 3rd Place Award

Essex Art Association; Essex, Connecticut, Herb Clark Association Award

2010

Mystic Art Center 54th Regional Show; Mystic, Connecticut, Second Place Award

Essex Art Association; Essex, Connecticut, Lucinda Webb Award

Connecticut Women Artists 81st Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Honorable Mention

2009

Essex Art Association, Essex, Connecticut, Elected Artist Member

Lyme Academy Student Show; Old Lyme, CT, Merit Award

2007

Lyme Academy College of Fine Art; Old Lyme, CT, Chandler Scholarship

2002  Glastonbury on the Green Show; Glastonbury, CT, First Place Member Award

PLEIN AIR PAINTING EVENTS

2019

Hudson Valley Plein Air, Wahkill, NY; Best of Greenwood Lake & 2nd Place Quick Draw
Knoxville Plein Air, Knoxville, TN; Honorable Mention
Telluride Plein Air 2019, Telluride, CO

2017

Telluride Plein Air 2017, Telluride, CO

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Gallery at Firehouse Square, New London, CT: “Summer on the Sound”

2015  

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center, Middletown, CT; “Painting the Town”

2012 

Evan’s Gallery at Lemon ‘n Lyme, Old Lyme, CT, Jacqueline Jones Recent Works

2007

Essex Art Association; Essex, CT Captured Moments

2006

Marlborough Art Center; Marlborough, CT, Recent Works”

Serenity Spas; Middlefield, CT, Nature’s Bounty

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Gallery at Firehouse Sqaure; New London, CT: Spring into Spring, 2 person show

2014

Connecticut Academy of the Fine Arts; Mystic Art Center, Mystic, Connecticut, 103rd Annual Exhibition

Lyme Art Association & American Marine Society of Artists; American Waters; A Marine Exhibit

2013

Connecticut Academy of the Fine Arts; Mystic Art Center, Mystic, Connecticut, 102th Annual Exhibition

2012

The American Artist Professional League; 84th Grand National Exhibition

The American Artist Professional League Exhibition; Synchronicity Fine Arts Gallery, NYC

New London Plein Air Painting Competition; The Gallery at Firehouse Square, New London, Connecticut

Salmagundi Club; 129th Annual Members’ Exhibition

2011

Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society Members Exhibition, Hartford Fine Art, E. Hartford, Connecticut

Gallery at Firehouse Square; New London, Connecticut, Fall into Maritime

Connecticut Academy of the Fine Arts; Mystic Center, Mystic Connecticut, 100th Annual Exhibition

2010

Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society Members Exhibition, Hartford Fine Art, E. Hartford, Connecticut

Connecticut Women Artists; Gallery 53, Meriden, Connecticut Annual Show

New Haven Paint and Clay Club, John Sly Ely House; New Haven, Connecticut, 109th Annual Exhibition

2009

The Mill House Gallery; Chester, Connecticut, Visions of the Beautiful & Sublime, w/

Connecticut Academy of the Fine Arts 98th Annual Juried Exhibition

Connecticut Women Artists; John Slade Ely House, New Haven, Connecticut Annual Show

2008

Connecticut Academy of the Fine Arts, Mystic Art Center 97th Annual Juried Exhibition

2007

Connecticut Academy of the Fine Arts 96th Annual Exhibition