I paint what I know. I am interested in what happens in shadows. How the cityscapes cut the sky. As the minutes and hours pass through a day, the character of a space changes. I paint to invite you to see for yourself.
Stewart has extensive training in the arts with a 4 yr Associate diploma in Drawing and Painting from the Ontario College of Art (OCAD) as well as having graduated from Sheridan College’s Classical Animation program. Using unashamed brush strokes and vivid complementary colors, Jones follows in the tradition of landscape painting Canadian art that it is so painfully famous for.
Vivid oranges, reminiscent of Tom Thomson, show up as flashes in skies, streets, buildings, and crossing cable lines. Unlike the Group of Seven, who escaped Toronto to paint the wilds of the north, Jones paints the beauty he absorbs from the neighborhoods of cities he visits.