Sunday, March 19, 2017

I suggested a while back to have a Forgery exhibition at a local gallery. Well that time has crept upon us. I considered doing various other pieces including  an Emin. In the end I settled on Alfons Mucha. There was a feeling at first of being a traitor not choosing a female artists. But love for this particular series transcends such issues for me. Moon and Stars is a wonderfully brilliant classic. It is delicate and passionate. Learning of its meaning and a little Mucha history was an added bonus. I've never spent too much time working on reproductions, but this walk in another's shoes was a joy.
In this picture, she was still in the works and wet on my easel. However, the finished and framed (and dried version) along with many other creative reproductions can be seen at William H. Millers Studios  ( in Myrtle Beach, SC. The reception is this Friday, March 24, 2017, 6-8. Free and Open to the Public. 

by Rachel Jones
Mucha Reproduction

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


Local art gallery William H Miller Studios is hosting the art show VIBE in Myrtle Beach, SC. The concept is that each art piece has music as its muse. It's already looking as if it is going to be a fantastic event with some of the pieces I've seen coming through the door. The two pieces I entered are below. One is based on SAEGLOPUR by Sigur Ros and the other was inspired by the song CATCH  by The Cure (which has already been purchased by an early shopper 😁). This is a concept I've played with in the past with a triptych based on music from Explosions in the Sky. So a project like this was definitely fun revisiting. 
The reception, along with soundtrack made of all the entries, will be Friday, January 27th. It will be a 'happening'!  Hopefully I'll remember to take lots of photos to share. 

by Rachel Jones
mixed media

by Rachel Jones
(fiber work detail)

"She used to just stand there and stare
And roll her eyes right up to heaven
And make like I just wasn't there"♬

by Rachel Jones
mixed media

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Ode to Kitchen Tables...

When the only space cozy to paint is the kitchen table.
The old standby that is always there for you. 
Tried and Tested and True.

by Rachel Jones
Blocking in and Podcasts

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Burn Happened this Weekend.
You can check out 2 videos on my Instagram account in the 
CONTACT section above. Follow the link.
There were mixed feelings. I remember the feeling of having
breakthroughs on certain projects, but they were just that..the beginning.
I thought I'd be idle, but the burning did fuel a fire within me (no pun intended). 
As the embers continued to burn, ideas came flooding and I spent much of 
the next day prepping for new projects. So all in all, the cull wasn't half bad.

the burn
by rachel jones

Thursday, January 5, 2017


I find that holding on to some old art pieces isn't just sentimental but a hindrance in moving forward.  They take up literal space and creative space.
It is nice to see how I've grown, but I find myself wasting time that could be used creating and experimenting when I stare at them thinking, "Oh, Ill do this or that to improve it or make a better piece" when in reality, I just don't feel it anymore or I'm not in that place.

It's time for a bonfire. Clear out the old...In with the new!

by Rachel Jones

ALSO.... quite honestly, I just like FIRE.🔥

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

End of Year Special
Look for 3 Day Sale tab Above↑

Feel Free To Contact With Questions
by Rachel Jones

NOTE: All works are Original Pieces ( No Prints)
So Only 1 Available of Each.

Deals Good Through Friday.
Happy Shopping.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Not letting a little chill in the air
 keep things from blooming in the studio.

Acrylic on Canvas
12" X 12"
by Rachel Jones

Acrylic on Canvas
12" X 12"'
by Rachel Jones

Keep Creating and Stay Cozy, my Friends.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

So I don't just paint all day. 
I have a day job.
 I also have a very addictive expensive hobby
 as if spending all of my hard earned money on paints and canvases was not enough :)
Welcome to my world of hooping...and specifically spinning fire.
It's not just for kids.
Meet Wick.


Wick makes this ↓ below possible. 
(This isn't me, but someone who knows what they are doing from  site)

I'm considering offering a painting for these wicks, 
I desire them so!



OK... Internet break over and back to work.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

ArtSpace 506
ArtSpace 506 had their 3rd Annual Small Works show this past Friday. It is a great hidden little venue that does so much to highlight local artists through various solo exhibitions and through group exhibitions such as the annual Small Works shows. Not to mention the encouraging staff. 

oil and silver leaf on wood panel
by Rachel Jones
It was such an honor to have my painting REGENERATE place 3rd. My painting SECRETS and SEARCHINGS ended up in the final running also. It was wonderful to be surrounded by so many fine pieces and people who shared their stories, processes, and encouraging words. 

Now back to the easel!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Sometimes it's all about having a little fun! 
Ever since my husband
complained that I neeeeever paint him ( a bit dramatically), I began to 
steal his likeness a bit more, much to his chagrin. He doesn't just 
hand over money for paint supplies but also 
serves as a much needed source of comic relief ... especially when I'm taking
things a bit too seriously or negative about a project.
Here are some progress shots of a recent little endeavor. 
There are still a few adjustments to make but I'm pleased to say,
It is husband approved!

The dreaded ugly stage (female)
by Rachel Jones
the dreaded ugly stage (male)

male detail by Rachel Jones

female detail by Rachel Jones

oil and silver leaf on panel
by Rachel Jones