Lauren Jones ‘Papaver’

  • Artist
    Lauren Jones
  • Dates
    12—22 Apr 2023

Lauren Jones is a visual artist based on the Sunshine Coast. Working primarily in oils, her still life scenes speak of moments captured in time. Lauren’s works, executed with immediate brushstrokes, are evocative and impressionistic. Her art showcases the materiality of paint and celebrates the process of painting through a delicacy and freshness rendered by the alla prima technique.

Born in 1989 in Queensland, Jones earned a Bachelor of Arts (Creative Literature) from the Sunshine Coast University in 2009, and in 2012 a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) from Monash University.

Lauren’s work has featured in various group exhibitions this year including most recently ‘Paint’ at Noosa Regional Gallery.

Currently Jones works from her home studio in the Noosa Hinterland, Queensland. Her work is held in private collections across Australia.

My work has long explored quiet, curated domestic still life scenes with reoccurring personal objects. This series is quite sentimental and encapsulates childhood memories exploring a particular fondness for the Icelandic poppy. Every September, for as long as I can remember, my mother has grown poppies. Her garden fills with bright, crumpled petalled blooms and huge spilling bouquets fill every corner of her home for a couple of weeks. I remember vividly the anticipation for the first bloom, planted and nurtured/cared for months long before they begin to flower. These paintings are an ode to my mother. (a most magnificent woman) Earthy, kind and loving. While painting this series I have also been inspired by the botanical latin names for the flower and symbolism of the poppy. Symbols of sleep, rest and peace are associated with the poppy with many Ancient Roman tales of rest and slumber.

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