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, in 1978, and currently live in the elegant town of Leamington Spa. Whilst studying Philosophy and Mathematics at university, I painted in my spare time. I had my first solo exhibition at the age of 23.
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 a 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 art how meaning in art is generated.
I am a member of the LSA (Leamington Studio Artists) and have written for their excellent quarterly magazine Artspace.
I am also 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.
As far as official qualifications go, I holds an MSc in Art History from The Open University and a BA (Hons) in Mathematics & Philosophy from The University of Southampton.
I have enjoyed many travels, including trips across Russia and Siberia, China, Japan, and the USA.
I am also a writer of fiction (novels, short stories) and non-fiction (art history, philosophy, reviews). Visit chrisjoneswrites.co.uk for more.
2018-19 Coventry Open // Herbert Art Gallery & Musuem // Coventry // group exhibition
2018 The Waste Land: Responses to the T. S. Eliot poem // 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