Laura Jones’ luminous paintings embody a deep admiration for the natural world. Her often unusual and awkward compositions invite the viewer to share in the experiential process of painting. She has developed a method of capturing the essence of her subject without being overly concerned with the minutiae of a botanic artist.

Born in 1982 in Sydney, Jones earned a Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) from the University of Sydney, and a Master of Art from the College of Fine Arts (UNSW). She has been included in numerous public exhibitions including a solo exhibition at the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery in 2015.

Regularly punctuating her practice with portraiture, she has been selected as a finalist in competitions such as the Portia Geach Memorial Award, the Doug Moran Portrait Prize, and the Shirley Hannan Portrait Award.

Upcoming exhibitions:

“Bleached” 17 May – 4 June 2017, Olsen Gallery