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Artist Laura D. Jones


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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.lauradjonesart.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $125.00 - $3,800.00
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Biography


My Story: 
 
Whether it be from life, photographs or my mind’s eye, I paint what I see to convey a sense of literal realism.
 
I paint on canvas, linen, aluminum and gesso board in both oils and acrylics and on offer private lessons and paintings on commission.
 
I've wanted to be an artist my whole life. 
 
Well, actually, I was in the fourth grade when I weighed my options of "what do I want to be when I grow up."  My possible careers as a ten year old included becoming an artist, an archeologist, an architect, a ballerina, or a high school teacher.  After careful consideration, I chose the path of becoming a high school teacher and stayed on that path through college and the following year.
 
I received a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education degree from the University of Nebraska, Omaha and taught history, psychology and humanities at Mercy High School there.
 
Born in Bessemer, Alabama in 1953, I have lived and traveled extensively throughout the United States - residing in Alabama, California, Maine, Colorado, Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington.  I moved to Northern Virginia in 1977 and currently reside in Manassas, Virginia.
 
The move to Virginia led to a 32 - year career as a Department of Defense contractor and Aerospace Systems Engineer. My artistic goals were put on hold for more than three decades while I supported our nation's decision makers.
 
In 2014, at age 61, I began painting and working as a full- time artist - a long-held dream at last realized.  With no small amount of trepidation - but a great deal of joy - I exhibited my work in public for the first time in 2016.  I became a member of the Art a la Carte cooperative gallery in historic Occoquan, Virginia in January 2019.
 

My Artist’s Statement:

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