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My name is Christopher P Jones. I have been painting for over twenty years, working mainly in oil paints. I also use watercolour, charcoal and pencil.
I was born in the West Midlands, England. Whilst studying Philosophy and Mathematics at university, I painted in my spare time. I had my first solo exhibition at the age of 23 in my then home town of Kenilworth. I subsequently exhibited in local galleries, and had two further solo exhibitions.
Over the years I have come to cherish the works of Paul Klee, Jacques-Louis David, George Grosz, Juan Gris, Jannis Kounellis, Lotte Laserstein, Christian Schad, Fra Angelico, and Otto Dix, to name but a few influences.
At age 28, I studied an MA in the History of Art to broaden my understanding of subject. I came to learn about semiotics and post-modernism, art in a social context, feminist art-history, and many other aspects about how meaning in art is generated. These studies have come to inform the work I make today.
Some of my paintings are available for purchase at Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChrisJonesPaints
I am a member of the LSA (Leamington Studio Artists) and have written for their excellent quarterly magazine Artspace.
I am a member of Impact Hub Birmingham, a lively collective of artists, social change-makers and entrepreneurs attempting to make a positive difference in the communities of the Midlands. Read more about my experiences of being part of Impact Hub here.
As far as official qualifications go, I hold an MSc in Art History and a BA (Hons) in Mathematics & Philosophy.
I have enjoyed many travels, including trips across Russia and Siberia, China, Japan, and the USA. I have recently had the pleasure of visiting Mauritius and the Greek island of Hydra, an experience I have written about in an article Visiting Hydra: Leonard Cohen’s Bohemian Idyll.
2018-19: Open Exhibition // Herbert Gallery // Coventry // group exhibition
2018: The Waste Land (open exhibition) // East Lodge, Jephson Gardens // Leamington Spa // group exhibition
2018: Leamington Studio Artists // East Lodge, Jephson Gardens // Leamington Spa // group exhibition
2012: Leamington Studio Artists // Warwickshire College // Leamington Spa // group exhibition
2008: Leamington Studio Artists // Leamington Spa Old Library // Leamington Spa // group exhibition
2006: The Myth of Sisyphus // Warwick University // Coventry // solo exhibition
2005: Leamington Studio Artists // Warwick University // Coventry // group exhibition
2002: Latest Works // Jane Powell Art Gallery // Kenilworth // solo exhibition
All paintings are for sale. Please contact me for further information.
I am available for commission.
Saatchi Art: Christopher P Jones