David H Jones’ paintings explore the nourishing and energising properties of colour. His repetitive application of mark making and washes create textured surfaces with a depth and richness of colour to lift your spirits. His inspiration comes from nature's palette, with observations of colour contrasts as the seasons change.
David studied Fine Art Painting at the West of England College of Art, Bristol. His tutors included Paul Feiler, Alf Stockham, Hassel Smith and visiting tutor Terry Frost. His roots are in Merseyside, where he completed his Art Foundation at Wallasey School of Art. He now lives and works in the Berkshire village of Lambourn with a studio overlooking the Lambourn Downs.
‘The paintings ‘Giverny’ recall my visit to Monet’s garden some years ago. I was with a group of students and we spent time sketching the water lily ponds. During May 2020 whilst on a riverside walk I was looking at reflections of trees which reminded me of the Giverny visit. In 2019 I visited the RWA Bristol to see the work of Alf Stockham, my tutor at Bristol Art College and I was impressed by the vibrancy of his pointillist paintings and recalled our discussions about colour. I had also been thinking about the works of Ian Stevenson recently exhibited at New Art Centre at Roche Court Salisbury which I had first seen in the 1970’s. I was struck by the impact a dot of colour can achieve.
‘On Reflection’ is the outcome of this inspiration, exploring swarming and cascading colour fusions.