Artist Profile - Maggie Jones
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Maggie was brought up in North Cornwall. After running her own retail business in Cornwall, she decided to change course to concentrate on painting. She moved to London in 1992 and started a Fine Art degree at Wimbledon School of Art in 1995. After graduating she set up her studio in Cable Street, Limehouse; taking part in many group shows and art fairs in London. In September 2005 Maggie hand her partner moved to the Welsh Borders.
I believe that our lives are inextricably linked to, and influenced by our earliest experiences. I was brought up in a remote part of North Cornwall and most of my formative years were spent either by the sea, on the sea, or in the sea, and amongst the varied landscape of the West Country. Today, layers of paint on canvas and paper, represent, through colour and texture, the essence of places remembered; wood and moorland; light off water; water off rock; shifting sands and the endless movement of time and tide. Working mainly from memory enables me to manipulate the original place to express my experience of it, to exaggerate and improvise. The artist Barnett Newman wrote succinctly, “To create a work of art means, to me, to express something that is deep in one. It is an attempt to put down what you really believe and what you really are concerned with.”