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Calvin Jones

BIOGRAPHY

Calvin Jones

Born 1968

                  

Growing up, the artist spent much of his youth hunting and fishing among the lakes and streams of Colorado, Georgia and Virginia, and as a result, began painting landscapes at a very early age.  “Nature is a point of departure for me. I use painting to translate ideas, feelings and mood.  My painting is not a literal translation but a statement about emotions. When I have a response to a scene I try to capture the emotion that excited me. It may be the subtlety of morning backlight or the heavy atmosphere after a rain.”             

The works begin as plein air studies, done usually in gouache or watercolor, which are then brought into the studio and used as studies for larger oil paintings. Calvin travels to the mountain or coastal regions of Georgia and the Carolinas as well as upstate New York areas that he loves and bring him inspiration.  Calvin applies modern techniques to the traditional subject of landscape; creating tremendous depth and contrast by applying multiple thin layers of paint and glaze.  His technique creates a soft glow of light, inviting the viewer to walk into the painting. 
                                                                                  

          

Education 

BFA, Georgia Southern University, 1994

Select Exhibitions

1995 The Aware House, Solo Show, Atlanta, GA  

1996   Crescent Room, Group Show, Atlanta, GA 

1997   Art Papers: Lowe Gallery, Group Show, Atlanta, GA 

1997   Atlanta Urban Artists, Group Show, Atlanta, GA 

1998   B COMPLEX, Group Show, Atlanta, GA 

1998   Atlanta Urban Artists, Group Show, Atlanta, GA 

1998   Art Papers: City Hall East, Group Show, Atlanta, GA 

1999   Lansdell Galleries, Group Show, Atlanta, GA 

1999   Atlanta Urban Artists, Group Show, Atlanta, GA 

1999   B COMPLEX; Group Show, Atlanta, GA 

2000   Lansdell Galleries; Group Show, Atlanta, GA 

2000   City Hall East; Group Show, Atlanta, GA 

2000   Artist United; Group Show, Atlanta, GA 

2001   Lansdell Galleries; Solo Show, Atlanta, GA

2006   Mason Murer; Group Show, Atlanta, GA 

2007   Lansdell Galleries; Group Show, Atlanta, GA 

2001   Lansdell Galleries; Solo Show, Atlanta, GA

2001   MOCA GA; Group Show, Atlanta, GA 

2001   B COMPLEX; Group Show, Atlanta, GA 

2002   Stripe Door Gallery; Group Show, Nashville, TN

2002   Lansdell Galleries; Solo Show, Atlanta, GA

2003    MOCA GA; Group Show, Atlanta, GA 

2003   Lansdell Galleries; Solo Show, Atlanta, GA

2004   Mary Praytor Gallery, Group Show, Greenville, SC

2004   Lansdell Galleries; Solo Show, Atlanta, GA

2005   Mary Praytor Gallery; Solo Show, Greenville, SC

2005   Lansdell Galleries; Group Show, Atlanta, GA 

2005   Lansdell Galleries; Solo Show, Atlanta, GA

2006   Mason Murer; Group Show, Atlanta, GA 

2007   Lansdell Galleries; Group Show, Atlanta, GA 

2007   Mary Praytor Gallery; Solo Show Greenville, GA

2007   Lansdell Galleries; Solo Show, Atlanta, GA

2008   Lansdell Galleries; Group Show, Atlanta, GA      

2009   Lansdell Galleries; Group Show, Atlanta, GA 

2009   Elder Art;Group Show, Charlotte, NC 

2010   Mason Murer Fine Art; Group Show, Atlanta, GA 

2011 Calvin Jones & Whitney Wood Bailey, Tew Galleries, Atlanta, GA

2014   Expressions of Landscape, TEW Galleries, Atlanta GA

2015   The Landscape Show, TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA

2015   Calvin worked full time as a set painter on The Walking Dead

2017  TEW Galleries Salon Show, Atlanta, GA