Rebecca Grace Jones 2020 Exhibition
REBECCA GRACE JONES
July 18-24, 2020 | 25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet
I am an intuitive painter. When I start a painting I never know where it is going to take me, but I love the ride. Equally enjoyable is the idea that what I create might have something good to say to you.
-Rebecca Grace Jones
Two in a Sailboat
mixed media on panel
The first thing I think about when starting a painting is allowing the character of each layer I apply to show through beneath the last, so that the surface is interesting and complex. I often scrape, sand, scratch and score the material, as well as cover over areas to start again. When that stage feels complete I then look for features to emphasize, and components and details to add, so that through the non-representational iconography that results, viewers are able to make up their own stories from the imagery they see.
I live in the country outside of Shepherdstown, WV where my studio looks out onto fields and trees. I can’t help but be inspired and influenced by my surroundings and what I produce often depicts a reaction to the current season.