George H. Jones began his career as an artist at a very early age, creating graphite renderings and painting in watercolors but soon progressed to oils, a medium he has adopted for the last 25 years. Jones, a native of Texas and longtime Dallas resident, is one of a limited number of established artists whose body of work captivates the attention of private and public collectors across the country. Working in large format, Jones’ paintings invoke eccentricity through the use of impressionist shapes and color.
Style: Abstract Palette Knife | Bold, vibrant and whimsical are a few words that describe Jones’ wet on wet abstract works. You see it in the layer upon layer of generous paint applied in colors and hues that create mystery and leave much to the imagination of the viewer. Hues, such as dark russet and midnight blue, contribute to an ambiance that is decidedly mysterious.
Style: True-to-Life Brushworks | For these works, George uses brush strokes that provide more detail to the paintings’ subjects and yields a softer and more realistic feel.
Art Subjects | Not surprisingly Jones paints Texas longhorns in a style that is his alone. But his subjects are many and varied–floral, landscapes, domestic animals, African wildlife, cattle–nothing is beyond Jones’ capabilities. He is acutely aware of the relationship of his subjects to the space in which they live, and you see this in backgrounds that reflect the unexpected.