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Jayne Jones • Kingston Art Group

Jayne Jones


My paintings are a sensual exploration of paint as a material.

I use a mixture of industrial paint, oil pigment and resin which I pour onto a horizontal canvas. The painting is left to dry allowing gravity and time to act on the material. Chemical processes cause the elements to repel each other, resulting in surfaces which are complex and unexpected. It is the unpredictable nature of this process which fascinates me, as I balance my own intentions with the action of the paint itself.

It is a dynamic relationship which combines experience, reflection, response and then action. Each painting is unique point, and acts as a trace, a stage in the recording of this process. Although the intention is to create abstract forms, the final paintings seem to replicate natural phenomena, suggesting the possibility of cell structures or external body shapes. Others have the quality of a landscape undergoing slow transformations into glacial layers or rock strata.

The white space of the canvas is an important element, giving a ground from which these forms emerge and float. The work focuses both on the aesthetic pleasure that paint offers and, by allowing the material to be an equal agent in determining composition, also questions the formal concerns of abstraction. But finally, with their invitation to reach out and touch, they are a celebration of the seductive nature of the painted surface itself.


Originally from South Wales Jayne moved to Hull in 1983 and completed a Visual Studies Degree. This was followed by an MA at Hull School of Art & Design, where she now works as a part time tutor.

She has been an active participant in a range of artist led events and has exhibited widely in both solo and group shows. She has been represented by galleries in London, Manchester and Liverpool.

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