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Why I Paint

Art has always been my passion.  I have been an artist since childhood and have always followed it where it would take me. I believe God is at the center of all my work, it is what I feel. Painting is my meditation, prayer and commitment to becoming the best artist I can be.

Seeing the world as a painter is a skill that develops in the artist over time. Landscape painting, for example, is an endless joy of seeing shape, composition,  simplifying, placement, and design. As an artist I hope to always improve on these skills over my lifetime. My painting desire exists within; to me forward is the way … always forward!

I am exploring my world through art … seeking. Does the size of the canvas make a difference? What of its color? Is it my desire and drive? Perhaps it is brushwork? Is it mastering the medium combined with play? I have found all of these in great art at one time or another. Yet for myself I feel I have landed on two feelings that I can not paint without. They are belief in a greater power and faith that my painting somehow fits in. I know what my art is to me. An overwhelming need to explore and connect with God, beauty, humility, joy, betterment, feeling, enlightenment, trust and fun. Communication of these to the viewer is why I paint.

With twenty years of professional painting behind me I have found myself represented at any given time by several galleries across the country (see "Galleries"). However the biggest joy I receive is from the pleasure and feed back of the people who own my paintings. That to me is what selling my work is all about.

I am also committed to working directly with the collector. Modern impressionism is my focus. Commissions of larger paintings are available, and I offer unusually fast turnaround times. Oil painting lessons are available one on one or in groups if you desire to get “behind the brush”. All web transactions are done through Pay Pal and are secure. Thank you for visiting me at griffjonesartist.com  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Griff Jones is a member of:

• American Impressionist Society
• Oil Painters Of America • International Plein Air
   Painters
• The Art Students League Of Denver

AWARDS: Plein Air Artists Colorado, 11th Annual Show 2007
• Peoples Choice Award • Award of Merit
• 2002 - 7th National Exhibition of American
   Watercolor, Taos Watercolor Society: Honorable
   Mention

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

2009 "Ten" Metro Frame Works/Gallery 44T : 10 years At Tennyson show.

2009 The Albuquerque Museum Foundation " Miniatures & More" at the Albuquerque Museum, NM

2009 American Impressionist Society National Show At Saks Gallery, Denver CO.

2009 "Autumn Show" (one man show) - Sponsored by Zullo Design & Underscore Creative, Denver, CO.

2009 Lone Tree Arts Commission: Eighth Annual Juried Exhibition

2009 "One 2 Ten" (one man show) Lovi Visual Arts, Newtown PA

2009 Belmar Public Library: Abstract Paintings Exhibition. Lakewood, CO

2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003. Art Students League of Denver, "Summer Art Market" show

2008 The Albuquerque Museum Foundation " Miniatures & More" at the Albuquerque Museum, NM

2008 "Griff Jones Colorado Impressionist" (one man show) - Grimshaw Fine Art - Taos, NM

2007 The Albuquerque Museum Foundation " Miniatures & More" at the Albuquerque Museum, NM

2007 Oil Painters of America, Central Regional Show, Topeka, KS

2007 Catwalk Gallery 10th Anniversary Show

2007 ASKU Gallery -"Griff Jones, New Works 2007"(one man show) Westminster, CO.

2006 "Autumn Show" (one man show) - Sponsored by Zullo Design & Underscore Creative, Denver, CO.

2006 "Griff Jones, Modern Impressionist" (one man show) - Premiere Fine Arts Gallery, New Hope, PA.

2005 "Postcards From Venice" (one man show) - Catwalk Gallery, Denver, CO.

2004 " Four Tales Art & Book Show" - Abend Gallery, Denver, CO.

2004 "Dragonfly" (one man show) - Catwalk Gallery, Denver. CO.

2003 Maclaren Markowitz Gallery, Boulder, CO.

2002 "Listen (Oxygen)" (one man show) - Gallery 44T, Denver, CO

2001 "Open the Sky" (one man show) - Walker Fine Art, Denver, CO.

2001 "Allure" (one man show) - Catwalk Gallery, Denver, CO.

2000 Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Anthony L. Reha Gallery (Guest Artist)

1999 "In Blue Eyes" (one man show) - Catwalk Gallery, Denver, CO.

Various non-gallery establishments & gallery group shows - 1992 -1999

MEDIA PROJECTS

2007 - CBS News 4 Profile on Critic At Large Greg Moody's Weekend Picks. Aired August 10th 2007. Promo "teaser" aired August 5th 2007. See "Links" menu to view video or Contact Griff for DVD Copy of aired segments.

2002 - 2007 " A Midsummer Nights Dream Mural" (6 Story Building , 14th & Stout St., Denver, CO) Sponsored by Colorado Ballet & Health One.

2002 " A Midsummer Nights Dream" Official Poster & Ad Campaign for Colorado Ballet's production.

2001 - 2002 " Dracula Mural" - (6 Story Building , 14th & Stout St., Denver, CO) Sponsored by Colorado Ballet.

NEWS ARTICLES & PERIODICALS

2007 The Topeka Capital Journal - Sept.30th

2007 American Art Collector July issue (# 21) - p.123 "Running with the PAAC"

2005 Art In America "Guide to Museums, Galleries & Artists (Artist Listing)

2004 Art In America "Guide to Museums, Galleries & Artists (Artist Listing)

2004 The Denver Post - 4/20 The Scean, "A Pas de deuxfor ballet, printer."

2001 Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, Feature Article Nov\Dec. (P. 133-135)

1999 Spectrum 6: The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art. ( dimensional Page 80)

1999 Letter Arts Review: Make Your Mark, Year in Review
 

 



Griff Jones
Side by Side
9 x 12 inches, $700.


Griff Jones
Spring Flow
5 x 7 inches, $400.


Griff Jones
Deep Fields
18 x 24 inches, $1800.


 

 

 
 
   
     

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