Robert Jones ExhibitionPast Exhibitions
Highly acclaimed Cornish-born artist Robert Jones is currently exhibiting an extensive collection of his work in Truro School’s Heseltine Gallery.
Entitled “Robert Jones. Paintings and Drawings 1963-2015”, Robert’s display showcases paintings and drawings made over 50 years, inspired by Cornish seas and landscapes.
Running until Sunday 24 January, the Gallery is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am until 5pm or on weekdays by appointment.
The Heseltine Gallery exhibition also has something in store for Robert’s admirers including a number of his rarely displayed early works, such as drawings made when he taught at Summerhill School in the early 1970s, several paintings made on numerous visits to St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly, early drawings of fish and vegetables made in the 1980s and many studies of Cornish seas.
Robert said: “This is a very large exhibition for me and I very much welcome the opportunity of showing my work without commercial pressures. It has allowed me to show and see for myself works that have formed part of my development as an artist.”
Born in Newquay, Robert first started painting at a young age and graduated from the Falmouth School of Art in 1964.
Robert said: “I grew up by the sea. Fistral Beach was virtually my back garden so I have always felt drawn to the coast and the sea. We enjoyed tremendous freedom as children, and from a very early age I felt the need to create. Choosing a career as an artist wasn’t a conscious decision; I have always felt the need to make paintings.”
Apart from painting in Cornwall, Robert has also painted in Greece, France and the Mojave Desert in California.
He said: “Painting is simply part of my life. When I travel, I take my paints with me. I never know when I am going to find a subject I want to paint. Something always catches my eye.
Robert finished by saying: “I am very grateful, both to David Heseltine for inviting me to show in the Gallery that bears his name, and to Nichola Sherriff for her wonderful support and energy in organising the exhibition.”
The Heseltine Gallery is open to the public from 10am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays on the following weekends: 12-13 December, 9-10 January, 16-17 January and 23-24 January. Weekday viewings are available by appointment. To book an appointment, please call 01872 272763.