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Lived/Active: Colorado      Known for: photo-real floral, botanical and fruit still life

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Born in Denver, Colorado, and continuing to live near there, Jane Jones is known for her simple, uncluttered, richly colored floral and fruit still life paintings. They are presented jewel-like against a solid background gradated with light that highlights the intensity and special qualities of her subjects.

Jones has a Bachelors Degree in Biology from Metropolitan State College, (Bachelor’s of Science, 1976) but returned to study art history at Regis University (Masters of Arts, 2005). An avid gardener, she is fascinated by the cycles of life in the plant world and the beauties of transformation.

The artist has taught at Art Student’s League of Denver, Metropolitan State College, and Red Rocks Community College. 

Jones has won numerous national awards and commissions and is particularly proud of the awards she has won at the American Artists Professional League in 1992, 1994, 1999 and 2004 at the annual Grand National Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in New York City.

She is a Fellow Member of American Artists Professional League, an Associate Member of Allied Artists of America, and a member of the International Guild of Realism.

MUSEUM SHOWS:

Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS; The Springfield Museums, Springfield, MS; R. W. Horton Gallery, Shreveport, LA "The New Reality: The Frontier of Realism in the 21st Century," 2008-2010.

Salon d' Art, Colorado History Museum, Salon d' Art, Denver, CO, June 2004.

West Valley Art Museum, "Get Real", Scottsdale, AZ. February - April 2003.

Gilcrease Museum, "American Art In Miniature", Tulsa, OK. November 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2007.

National Museum of Wildlife Art, "Western Visions", Jackson, WY. September 2001-07.

BOOKS:

"Classic Still Life Painting", Jane Jones, Watson-Guptill Publications, 2004.

"The Best of Flower Painting", Vol. 2, edited by Rachel Rubin Wolf, North Light Books, 1999.

"The Best of Flower Painting", edited by Kathryn Kipp, North Light Books, 1997.

PERIODICALS:

American Art Collector, July 2007, “Garden Divas”
       
International Artist Magazine, April/May 2001, "Life and Luminosity with Glazes" author: Jane Jones

Southwest Art Magazine, June 2000, "Natures Jewels", author; Myrna Zanetal.

The Artist's Magazine, February 2000 "Exploring the Power of Space", author: Jane Jones

U. S. Art Gallery, January 2000 "Still Here" author: editors

InformARt, Spring 2000, "Can You Imagine A Life Without Flowers" Myrna Zanetal

Artist's Magazine, May 1999, "Capture the Sensual Side of Flowers" author: Jane Jones

Southwest Art Magazine, December 1998, "Artists to Watch" editors



Biography from The Marshall - LeKAE Gallery:
Jane Jones is a Denver native who discovered very early in life, through crayons, that she loved color. She was rarely seen without her crayons or watercolors. By the time she was seven she had already begun to separate her crayons into cool colors and what she called “citrus” or warm colors. She wrote stories and illustrated them and created “film strips: on paper using her 72 Crayola colors. Now She says that she lives for color and light, “that’s the reason that I get out of bed in the morning.”

After graduation from art school in 1989, she spent several years honing her techniques and searching for her artistic vision and voice. Jones knew that she loved color, that she was drawn to the personal intimacy of still life, and that she loved the beauty of nature.

One day while playing with a new close-up lens on her camera she decided to investigate some flowers. “I saw a whole new and incredibly beautiful world of shape and movement, sort of like looking into a microscope.” That began a whole new artistic journey into paining the amazing world of flowers. For several years she filled large canvases with the magnified close-up images of flowers. But the time came a few years ago to put the flowers in vases and begin using symbolism to create more meaningful images that would satisfy her spiritual exploration.


AWARDS
Floral Award, American Artists Professional League Salmagundi Club
New York City, NY. November 1992, 1994 and 1999.

Juror’s Choice Award, Colorado History Museum
Denver, CO. May 1997

Juror’s Award, The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
Arvada, CO. November 1991


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
American Artists Professional League, 1997-2004
Allied Artist of America, 2002-2004

LITERATURE
Who’s Who of American Women, 1999-2004
Who’s Who in American Art, 2000-2004
Who’s Who in America, 2002-2004
Who’s Who in the World , 2003-2004




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