Size: 10"W x 15"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2015
"Gazebo, Philbrook Gardens" is an original 10 x 15" watercolor painting by Micheal W. Jones. This lovely painting was created on location in the beautiful formal Italian Gardens at the Philbrook Museum,
Artist's Statement...........My original paintings are an exploration of movement and texture.
The finished paintings gently buzz with life. The eye is moved, subtly but unavoidably to the place I want it to rest, and to the feeling I want to share.
The viewer is caught up in my reverie.
When I hold their attention, if only for a few minutes, the viewer and I are one
Since the age of 12, Micheal Jones has been an artist. He has studied, practiced, painted created relentlessly since the moment he decided to follow that life. To quote an old high-school classmate, “I always remember that you were the guy who spent all your extra time in the library studying the Renaissance, while the rest of us were doing regular things.” That sums Micheal’s life up in a nutshell. By the age of 16, Micheal had sold his first work in regional museums and galleries, and within a few years, was hanging one man shows in every available venue, from banks, museums, and community buildings, while building an ever-growing base of patrons throughout Oklahoma. Micheal quickly earned his Master’s Degree in art, and later studied with notable figures of contemporary watercolor, such as Robert E. Wood. He has exhibited in well-known juried national shows from Los Angeles to New York, and has a set of his mezzotints in the State Museum of Yekaterinberg, Russia. Throughout his life, Micheal has worked at a steady pace, teaching, creating, and exhibiting his unique style of painting, with no sign of slowing down. Even as he serves as a professor of studio art at RSU, he continues to produce his best work in his studio in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, where he lives with his wife of 42 years.