Kirsten Jones lives in Henley, where she paints natural form, quirky objects with a history and the places she loves from her studio in central town. Using colourful brushstrokes, sketched lines and bold expressive markmaking she captures the essence of each subject and a moment in time.
At Iona Gallery see her 'Love Heart’ Series which captures the passion and happiness a particular place can evoke. Inspired by amulets and milagros (ancient symbols of love and protection) the heart symbols reference local places, landmarks, discovered details and histories. The expressive brushstrokes are inspired by map references and symbols, as if taking a journey around the town and local area.
Fragments of music scores, architectural elements, patterns, historical information, ancient script and maps are often included to tell the story of a place. The love heart series illustrate the passion we all hold for places, travel, nature... the list is endless!
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