Art Education, Statement and Shows
“For me drawing and painting is about the interaction between the discipline of observation and the spontaneity of mark making in terms of my physical and emotional response to the subject”.
Born and raised absorbing a spectrum of African colour, Antonia Glynne Jones’ work, often abstract studies, characterise vision and emotion, through a wealth of colour, vibrancy and texture. Subjects, often land and seascapes, are studied and primarily depicted through multi media collage and oil paints, sometimes via mono-printing or maybe pastels with their immediacy and impact.
Antonia's work captures beautiful perspectives of landscapes and seascapes, focusing on specific elements to create drama.
“I tend to explore places and landscapes, for example Cornish harbours, from a flattened aerial perspective with unusual colour schemes. A number of years ago, I took a small plane flight around the island of Menorca (where my parents then lived) and these views inspired me, whereas up until then, from an artistic point of view, the island was almost too pretty. I like some grittiness in the landscape, some man-made aspect, for example. When working on Cornish views, usually it is part of the man-made harbour that is the main focus or perhaps a dredger, or the large working boats in Penzance harbour. Whatever “it” is that inspires me, I need to have a strong emotional response to “it” – even if it is dislike.”
With a BSc Hons in Psychology from Bristol University, Antonia went on to obtain an MA in Printmaking and Professional Practice with the University of Brighton and the London Print Studio. Additional artistic training followed in Britain, with Oliver Bevan in London, Roy Ray at the St Ives School of Painting, as well as internationally, with time spent living, working and travelling across Africa, Italy and Menorca – all presenting diverse and plentiful geographical motivations and inspirations for her work.
“Colour is my primary consideration after the “it” has been drawn and processed etc., and the colours used are often at odds with the subject but in tune with my emotional response to the subject. A series of the same “it” are often in completely different colours to give different feelings to the subject.”
The St Ives artists have and still influence Antonia a great deal, in particular Peter Lanyon’s aerial work. In addition, Mark Rothko, Hughie O’Donoghue, Karl Weschke and Craigie Aitchison are artists that have inspired.
Antonia Glynne Jones has established her presence across the UK, exhibiting extensively since 1990, including involvement in shows including The Pastel Society at the Mall Galleries in London and the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, London in 2016, 2017 and 2018. She intends to extend these successes to more global territories.
MA in Printmaking and Professional Practice with the University of Brighton and the London Print Studio 2004-5. Part-time study at Morley College from 2001 to 2002. Private studies with Oliver Bevan from 1988 to 2000 and at the St Ives School of Painting with Roy Ray, Steve Dove and John Clark. Intensive courses at the Verrocchio Centre in Tuscany 1990 and 1996. Part-time studies with Bill Ainsley at the Johannesburg Art Foundation in South Africa from 1983 to 1987. Other Education: BSc Honours in Psychology at Bristol University.
•2019 -2001 Bucks Open Studios
•2002, 2001 Black Swan Arts Cafe, Somerset
•1999 Thornton Bevan Arts, London
•2002, 2000 & 1998 Mariners Gallery, St Ives
•1993 Riverside Rooms, Richmond, London
•1993 Hyde Park Gallery, London
•1990 Chelsea Long Gallery, London Group
•2019 Brighton Art Fair
•2019, 2017 - 2015 Oxford Art Society
•2019- 2000 Bucks Art Society
•2019 Stoke Mandeville Hospital
•2019 Royal Institute of Oil Painters (selected not hung)
•2019 AIAF Fair in Amsterdam
•2017 & 2000 Off the Wall, Bucks County Museum, Aylesbury, Bucks
•2018 - 2016 Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
•2017 - 2015 Commercial Square Studios & Square Umbrella Gallery, High Wycombe
•2017 - 2013 Beds, Bucks & Herts Print Society
•2019- 2000 Bucks Art Society
•2015 Creative Connections, Bucks County Museum, Aylesbury
•2013 Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London
•2011 - 1997 Bucks Art Forum
•2010 – 2008 Indigo Arts
•2005 The London Print Studio
•2004 The Hunting Prize (considered)
•2004 Black Swan Arts, Open Exhibition
•2003 Smarts, Stoke Mandeville Studio
•2003 The Affordable Art Fair (Indigo Arts), London
•2002 Chelsea Art Society
•2002 The Sheridan Russell Gallery, London
•2002 - 2001 The New Studio, Rose Court, Olney, Bucks.
•2001 Thomas Plunkett Fine Art, St Albans, Herts
•2001 Royal Academy (considered).
•2000 University of Glamorgan, Purchase Art Prize
•2000 First Sight Gallery, Bath, Avon
•2000 Battersea Art Fair (Thornton Bevan Arts)
•2000 - 1997 Indigo Arts at Whiteleys, Queensway,
•1994 Group 305, Gunnersbury Park, London
•1991 Studio 130, & Centre Verocchio at the Hyde Park Gallery, London