Val Jones

27 February – 5 March 2016

My time at Brisons Veor was magical. The house itself was a warm haven from the wind and perfect as a studio in which to work, with the calming sound of the sea just outside. At first I didn’t know where to start, and just walked around in awe at  the fantastic views from every window.

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Val Jones: Untitled

 

But quite soon I began to paint and completed many drawings in a frenzy of activity. I quickly  amassed much useful material for my MA course, from which I intend to make more paintings back home. On my course I’ve been looking at the relationship of drawing and painting in my own and others’ art practices. The visit to Barbara Hepworth’s home was enlightening on this subject too.

                                                                                     

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Val Jones: Untitled

 

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Val Jones: Untitled

 

I  have been considering  the emotional attachment to the landscape and realised that the Cornish cliffs and fields were a world away from the quiet undulating fields near my Suffolk home. An earlier visit to Scotland revealed yet more diversity. The Cornish experience helped to further broaden my research and has given me a fresh impetus to look and record the infinitely varied geology of Great Britain. I can’t wait to revisit Cornwall to capitalise on this fresh idea where I could draw and paint the rocks and cliffs indefinitely.

 

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