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Darrell L. Jones

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Memphis, Tennessee

Birth year

Lives in
Atlanta, GA USA

Works in
Atlanta, GA USA

Jackson State University, 1998, B.A. Art

traditional, landscape, figurative, abstract




Art has been something I’ve been doing since grade school, just doing it for fun. But now I feel comfortable with sharing my creativity with the world and what better way to do that than through the many venues of world. We all benefit from art. Art is everywhere and in everything. Art movies the soul, it helps us both physically and mentally. Art yesterday, today, and tomorrow is essential for us as a people. Finally, it is the branch of universal language that connects countries throughout the world.


Bold lines, sketch marks, bright colors, and interesting compositions are the essentials of my work. I’m inspired by storyboard type compositions, and sketch marks which come from animation. Vibrant colors and abstract features are the other inspirational tools that come from my traditional art side. My art contains abstract sketch marks and gestures in different types of scenes. I fuse the sketches and scenes together in the composition with colors that really draw you into the piece. Finally, I use dry paint collected from my paint pallet and recycle it into current pieces to give the painting texture.  Born in Memphis, Tennessee from a family of eight, I started doing art at an early age. Motivated by my mom to take it seriously, I attended college after high school. I enrolled in Jr College in Memphis and from there to Jackson, Mississippi, where I studied design and took my first painting class. I loved painting from day one and was influenced by the various art styles.  During my senior year at Jackson State University, I became interested in animation. After graduating, I moved to L.A. where I studied animation for a couple of years and began to work between the two mediums. I enjoyed both the Mississippi and California experience and reflect that in my work.


North Side Library, Atlanta, GA 2015 

Rev Coffee House, Atlanta, GA 2015



North Side Library, Atlanta, GA 2015

Rev Coffee House, Atlanta, GA 2015

Beverly Burk Gallery, Atlanta, GA 2006




Picture That, Stamford, CT 2012

Fulton County Central Library, Atlanta, GA 2012

Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA 2011

The Art Institute of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA 2011

Arts Clayton Gallery, Jonesboro, GA 2010

National Archives, Morrow, GA 2010



Artslant showcase winner #5, September 2012

Artslant featured artist of the week, August 2012



The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Los Angeles, CA 2014

MOCA, Atlanta, GA 2013

Fulton County Arts Program, Atlanta, GA 2008



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