Graham Jones is an abstract painter. His widely recognized quality abstract paintings uses colors meaningfully to portray a feeling. He uses a compositional balance of colors as representation of a mood not an object. “Colour is a power which directly influences the soul.” –Kandinsky
Much of Graham Jones’ life has been consumed with some sort of artistic venture covering the genres of music, writing and design, where he forged successful careers in all three areas. He is probably best known throughout Australia for his award-winning home design company. After selling this company in 2006 he became Design Consultant to the Royal Family in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, where he worked for seven years. It wasn’t until 2015 that Graham chose painting as a full time career…..a break of 50 years since he had won the school art prize at St. Bede’s College Mentone in 1965. Successful solo and joint exhibitions at established galleries around Melbourne followed. Primarily landscaped based, Graham’s paintings walk the line nicely between realism and abstraction. This prolific painter has completed over 450 works in just under 4 years and has moved three times as he continually outgrows his studios. His latest move into newly established studios in Mornington, provides him with a mini gallery plus a large commercial gallery servicing the 8 studios in the complex which is open daily to the public. After an overwhelming response from 1500 artists from 25 countries, Graham Jones was selected as an “Artist-in Residence” at the stunning Chateau d’Orquevaux, Champagne-Ardenne France during May 2018 and has been invited back to participate in September 2019. Graham’s painting “Bay of Fires” was chosen by Deborah Trudeau, the President of the IWF (International Women’s Forum) for the design of a silk scarf by Australian fashion Designer Lisa Barron which became the centrepiece of the 2018 IWF World Conference held in Melbourne in May 2018.