Rachel Jones
 
How Deep Is The Sea
Watercolor, Charcoal and Silver Lead
38" x 26"
Rachel Jones
Conway, SC

Rachel Jones works in oils, watercolors, and acrylics. Selective realism and  various layering techniques are often utilized to create narrative portraiture. Continuous honing of her skills and experimenting is a daily activity.

Though lone females are often depicted in her work, a universal experience resonates. The images are often quiet and mysterious as the subjects fluctuate between distancing and inviting the viewers into the space. Jones says, "My aim is not to tell a story from beginning to end, but to have observers immerse themselves in a moment." She often focuses on the non-traditional beauty that the French describe as 'jolie-laide'. "I like the fact that despite less than perfect features there is beauty. I'm drawn to the quirky, the odd, the not so perfect. The imperfections individualizes us."

Though some have described her work as leaning towards dark, Rachel insist that there is positivity as the depictions of such moments are past tense. Characters resurfacing show they have moved on to not only another canvas but new experiences. Everyone has sullen moments, but it doesn't define the person anymore than it defines the artists that captured that moment.  Jones is currently working on a new body of work for a future solo show.

2016

ArtSpace 506 Small Works Show (3rd Place)
Main Street 10 - William H. Miller Studios, Myrtle Beach, SC
Seacoast Artists' Gallery Fall Show (Honorable Mention)
Juried Show - MOJA Arts Festival, Charleston, SC
Juried Show- Piccolo SPOLETO,  City Gallery, Charleston, SC
ArtBurger A rtist of the Month
Juried Show- Pee Dee Regional Art Show, Waters Gallery, Florence SC
ArtSpace 506 Small Works Show ( People's Choice Award)
Collector's Cafe/Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum Collector's Show
Seacoast Artists' Gallery Spring Show


2015

Seacoast Artists' Gallery Fall Show (3rd Place Award)
Pawley's Island Plein Air
Oil/Acrylic Values Workshop  Reflections Gallery, Conway, SC
Floral Free Flow Acrylic Workshop   Seacoast Gallery, Myrtle Beach, SC
Seacoast Artists's Gallery Spring Show (1st Place Award)
Collector's Cafe/Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum Collector's Show

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