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FLORENCE COUNTY MUSEUM PEE DEE REGIONAL
Portraits so unusual that art lovers stand and study them are on display through June at ART Burger Sushi Bar in Myrtle Beach.
The portraits are the work of Rachel Jones, one of two new exhibiting ARTists. Rachel says she is drawn to non-traditional beauty. The French have a phrase for it: jolie laide.
It’s, “The concept that despite some less than perfect or unique features, there is beauty,” she says. “I’m drawn to the quirky, the odd, the not so perfect. I like finding that imperfection and capitalizing on it, because that’s what we all are.”
Rachel was born and raised in South Carolina before she went to South America for several years to backpack around South America. That’s where she met her husband, who is English, and they moved to England.
Now Rachel Jones is back in South Carolina, and while she is a trained and skilled photographer, she found that painting in oils, acrylics and watercolors gives her the “emotional content” she seeks in her work. Rachel’s art is on display in Myrtle Beach at the William H. Miller studio and in Charleston at Spoleto, and has other exhibits, here and there, now and then.
To see more of Rachel Jones’ work, visit her website at RachelJonesandArt.blogspot.com.
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