Fatherhood

It’s been some time since I’ve posted.  Having a new addition to the family (Dylan arrived in November 2014,) has distracted me from publishing on the website but I’ve been snatching time to paint. 

I’ve been working on series of work on paper, reflecting on how we (humanity) consider the world and try and make sense of it. This painting isn’t finished (I am looking to gild it) but it is almost complete and as it has a loose connection with the mixed emotions of becoming a parent, I thought I would share it.

Illuminated manuscripts and the idea of the production of a piece of work being an act of homage or devotion in itself, has inspired me to reevaluate and explore this form of expression.

By compiling a series of work into a book means it can provide a personal opportunity for reflection.  That’s why I was attracted to the idea of producing a self contained book; a personal and portable art gallery.  

The working title is “Child and Mummy,” Watercolour, ink and gouache on paper (38x28cm) 2016


© Simon Jones 2018