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Darrell L. Jones

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The Emptynest, 2015 Acrylic on Wood 12 X12 © Darrell Jones
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The Face, 2015 Acrylic on Wood 25 X 39 X 1 Inches
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Choir Series, Praising the Day, 2011 Acrylic on Wood 40 X 27 X1 © Darrell Jones
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Overtown Folk Art, 2014 Acrylic on Wood 25 X 39 X 1 Inches © Darrell Jones
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Summer Breeze, 2013 Acrylic on Wood 9 X 27 X 1 Inches © Darrell Jones
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First Lady, 2013 Acrylic on Wood 36 X 17 X 1 Inches © Darrell Jones
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The Great Migration, 2011 Acrylic on Wood 37 X 22 X 1 Inches © Darrell Jones
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Organized Noise Series, Saxy, 2012 Acrylic on Wood 12 X 7 X 1 Inches © Darrell Jones
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Blue, 2014 Acrylic on Wood 12 X 12 X 1 Inches © Darrell Jones
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Still Life Series, Apples, 2012 Acrylic on Wood 9.5 X 13.5 X 1 Inches © Darrell Jones
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Still Life Series, Bananas, 2011 Acrylic on Wood 27 X 40 X 1 Inches © Darrell Jones
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Memphis, Tennessee
Birth year
06/08/73
Lives in
Atlanta, GA USA
Works in
Atlanta, GA USA
Schools
Jackson State University, 1998, B.A. Art
Tags
abstract, figurative, landscape, traditional
Statement

 

ARTIST STATEMENT:

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.


BIO:

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.


 RECENT EXHIBITIONS:

North Side Library, Atlanta, GA 2015 

Rev Coffee House, Atlanta, GA 2015

 


EXHIBITIONS:

North Side Library, Atlanta, GA 2015

Rev Coffee House, Atlanta, GA 2015

Beverly Burk Gallery, Atlanta, GA 2006

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

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

 

AKNOWLEGEMENTS:

Artslant showcase winner #5, September 2012

Artslant featured artist of the week, August 2012

 

MEMBERSHIPS/ ORGANIZATIONS:

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Los Angeles, CA 2014

MOCA, Atlanta, GA 2013

Fulton County Arts Program, Atlanta, GA 2008