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Jill Jones

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Jones focuses almost exclusively on landscapes, painting largely from memory of a childhood spent in the rural Upstate of South Carolina. The scenes are pointedly simple – fields overtaken my kudzu, forgotten peach orchards and overgrown fields – and recall long days spent on horseback exploring her surroundings. But the work is less sentimental than it is dark and moody, with something of an existential quality. “To me, all landscapes are self portraits,” Jones says. “Trees serve as surrogates for the human form. Skies reflect mood. Even the lay of the land, whether rolling and expansive or flat and confined, represents less the world around me than a world within.”

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Dreamscape II 24" x 24" oil on canvas
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Dreamscape III 24" x 24" oil on canvas
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Running Out of Day 30" x 30" oil on canvas
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Moonlit Pasture 11" x 14" oil on canvas
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Dreamscape II 24" x 36" oil on canvas
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Meditation 24" x 24" oil on canvas
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Mountain Pasture I 30" x 30" oil on canvas
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Mountain Pasture II 30" x 30" oil on canvas