Sal Jones

Sal Jones

London, London, United Kingdom

About Sal Jones

Working primarily with oil paint on canvas Sal’s fascination with painting focuses on our relationship with representation; particularly with regard to human expression and communication. Her emotionally charged paintings, portraying, primarily, fictional subjects, capture the action of expression out of context whilst transforming the stereotypical portrait. Using subjects that she has sourced from cinema, the media and her own photography she creates works that explore human reaction and empathy on a personal level. Her work investigates our love of the dramatic, focusing on scenes of questioning, love, betrayal, and power-play; along with titles originating from dialogue, they invite the viewer to share and empathise with this inner world of familiar strangers.
The painted surface draws attention to the process of painting and to the artist’s choices in transforming the photographic source image.

Sal has a BA Hons in Fine Art and a PGCE in Art & Design, she lives and works in London.
Sal has over 20 years of experience working in the education sector teaching and undertaking art residencies and is currently a freelance Artist, Museum educator, tutor and exam board Assessment Associate.
Sal has exhibited widely in London and the UK, and has had two solo shows in the last two years in Herts and London. Her work is held in private collections in the UK and internationally.


BA Hons Fine Art degree and a PGCE in Art & Design.


'Something that Feels Like the Truth, SOLO show with Unit G gallery, 117 Wallis road, London E9 5LN, opens 27th July 6-9 pm. open 28th and 29th July 12.30 - 5.30 and continues to Sept 18th 2018 with viewing by appointment.
Sal Jones: Featured Artist, Nude Tin can gallery, St Albans, Herts 1st - 13th May 2018.

International Art festival
Oxo Bargehouse, London SE1
12 - 15th October

Solo Show, 'Appearances' 24th Feb - 15th March, Nude Tin Can gallery, 125 Hatfield rd. St Albans AL1 4JS
National Society of Painters, Sculptors & printmakers
Autumn exhibition
21st Nov - 3rd Dec 2016
open weekdays 10-4
St Stephens, 39 Walbrook , EC4N 8BN

FLUX exhibition
2-6th November 2016
The Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL,

30th September-2nd October
Ugly Duck, 47-49 Tanner street, London SE1 3PL
An alternative Arts festival involving cross-disciplinary Arts including 2D art works, sculpture, street art, art installation, video and performance

4th June - 30th July 2016
Private View Friday 3rd 6.30pm - 10pm

We R
21st June - 3rd July 2016
Private view Wednesday 22nd June 6-9 pm
Espacio Gallery
159 Bethnal Green Road London E2 7DG
Tues-Sat 1-7 pm, Sun 1-5 pm

5th - 9th April, 2016, Leyden Gallery, 9/9a Leyden Street, London E1 7LE
Leyden Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings donated by artists from the Creative Collective for Refugee Relief in aid of Syria Relief.

opening night on 8th of march 2016, World woman's Day. 8th - 12th March, Gallery Different, 14 Percy street, London

Flux 2 exhibition: Carnival of Art
11th - 14th December 2015
Royal College of Art, London

The Society of Women Artists
154th Annual Exhibition 5th - 13th June 2015
Mall Galleries, London

Id - A Fictional Journey into the Psyche
14th - 30th April 2015
Display Gallery, 26 Holborn Viaduct London EC1A 2AQ

The Portrait show 2015
Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG
14 -19th April

Rare Art
Menier gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU
13th - 18th April

Y Not?
exhibition in aid of International Womens' Day,
Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG
31st March - 5th April (private view Thurs 2nd April 6-9 pm)

FLUX exhibition
18th - 22nd February 2015
private view 18th Feb 6-9 pm
The Rag Factory London 16-18 heneage street just off brick lane E1 5LJ
open from 11am until 6pm on Friday -Saturday,
Thursday we will be open until 8pm and Sunday from 10am until 3pm


Selected Exhibitions
ING Discerning Eye, annual Open exhibition, invited artist
Bath Society of Artists, 115th exhibition open exhibition
Society of Women Artists, 159th Annual open exhibition
RBSA open exhibition, RBSA gallery, Birmingham
#FakeNews, Artcan exhibition, Offshoot gallery, London
Dear Christine, touring exhibition, Arthouse 1, London
Nothing is Square, Shipton st, gallery London
Feren's Open Exhibition, Feren's gallery, Hull
Dear Christine, touring exhibition, Vane Gallery, Newcastle & Elysium, Swansea (tours to London feb 2020)
Counter Balance, Artcan Open,Trinity Art gallery, London
Inaugural show, Emerge Contemporary, Highgate contemporary Art, London
Death of Art, Stash gallery, London
Bath Society of Artists, Open exhibition, Victoria Art gallery, Bath
​Take Back Control, Crypt Gallery, Kings Cross
Elevate, Artcan at Duff & Phelps, The Shard, London
Nude & Fully Clothed, Nude Tin Can Gallery, Herts
Attract, Cultivate BSMT Space, London
Beautiful & Damned, The Stash Gallery, London
Something that Feels Like the Truth, Solo show, Unit G gallery, London
Summer Open Exhibition, Atkinson gallery, Millfields, Somerset
Unspoken, The Stash Gallery, Vout-O-Reenees, London
Sal Jones: New Works, Nude Tin can gallery, St Albans, Herts.
Square Peg, Artcan, The Circle, Sheffield
Rebel Daughters, The Point, Doncaster
Intent, presented by Cultivate, BSMT space, London
Art is Something Much More Dangerous, Horsebridge Open, Whitsable.
#33 Open exhibition, CGP gallery, London
What is the Point? Camden Image gallery
Appearance of ..., A and D gallery, London
Artsdepot open 2017
​National Society, 84th Annual Exhibition, London
Game Face, Ugly Duck studios, London
Interact, Coate Studios, London
Here & Now, Tabernacle Gallery, London
​Summer Salon 2017, IAF, London
Spring Exhibition, Signet Contemporary, London
At This Point in Time, Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh
Appearances, Solo show, Nude Tin Can gallery, St Albans, Herts
National Society Autumn exhibition 2016, London
​Revolution, B&W building Shoreditch London
Common People, Capstan House, Canary Wharf, London
Flux exhibition, Truman Brewey, London
What is the Point? Strand Gallery, London
​From The Studio Floor, Guildhall Cambridge
Tribe 16, Chrom-art, London
Exposed, Ben Oakley Gallery, London
The Human Figure - Modern Myth & storytelling, The Gallery, Stoke Newington, London
NS 83rd Annual Exhibition, Menier Gallery, London
WeR, Espacio Gallery, London
​Summer Salon 2016, Islington Arts Factory, London
Solar, Nude Tin Can Gallery, St Albans
Art Without Borders, Leyden Gallery, London
Unleashed, Menier Gallery, London
Stopjectify, Gallery Different, London
Hand maid, Hoxton Arches, London
Flux Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London
Summer Exhibition, Menier Gallery, London
Mono 2, Espacio Gallery, London
Summer Salon 2015, Islington Arts Factory, London
SWA Annual open exhibition, Mall galleries, London
Id, Display gallery, London
The Portrait Show, Espacio gallery London
Rare Art, Menier Gallery London
Y Not?, Espacio gallery, London
Flux, group show, The Rag Factory, London
Chimera, group show, Espacio Gallery London
ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
Portrait of the Artist as...., BEEP Wales, Swansea
Master of Art International, Margarita Feaks Gallery, Norfolk
A Conscious Identity, group show, Espacio gallery, London
Visions Of Colour, curated by Exhibit Here, Chase House, Southgate, London
Art For Addicts’ Sake, auction, Imitate Modern, London
People and Places, group show, Espacio Gallery, Shoreditch, London
Moving Scenes, solo show, Gallery at Hackney Picturehouse, London
Face Facts, Face Fictions, solo show, Resource Centre, London