Helen Jones' paintings depict the moments that make you stop and breathe for a second, and that make you appreciate just how beautiful life can be.
"Working with a vague memory of tones and images after walking my dogs, I work quickly intent on capturing the energy and emotion of the day. My paintings are a response to the vitality of a moment its fluidity, the sense of urgency or timelessness.
Blustery or calming coastal walks help keep the energy in my work fresh. Some days there is such stillness to the day that the canvases which follow are calmer; but on the other days the energy is so vibrant the palette knife can barely move the oil quickly enough or respond fast enough to give credit to the buoyancy of a given second.
My paintings have become like my own visual diary, a response to the beauty of the landscape, the elements and moods to which we consciously and subconsciously respond. The smaller canvas allows a snap-shot of energy for a given moment the essence of the landscape and the days walk."
TO SUBMIT WORK TO THE SUMMERHOUSE GALLERY
Here at The Summerhouse we love to support both established and new, up and coming artists with an affinity to Cornwall. We do recieve a very large volume of submissions, and although we take care to view every artists work, it is very difficult to discuss work with every single artist who gets in touch.
Please send us a selection of work which you feel best represents you, along with an artists statement and a list of other galleries which represent your work if applicable. You can email this to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to our address, with contact details (email or telephone) which we can reach you via should your application be successful.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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