Coming soon…

“Downtown:” a solo show in the Brown Gallery at TOSH, The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach, BC. These paintings cover all sorts of ‘urban,’ from big cities like Seattle, to small towns like Cumberland on the Island. Whether you live in a huge centre or a small village, there’s a certain feeling about going into town. You come out of your private world and mingle with the larger whole. There you find people, activity, energy, and the feeling of being part of a great stream of things.

Add comment January 15th, 2017

New Work for Fall Events

Coming up November 25-26-27th 2016, 3-day Central Island Open Studio tour, Campbell River to Parksville. Art will be hung, my doors will be open to visitors! New series in the works: a southwest series, based on recent travels in West Texas; an urban textures series; and a fun ‘mod cats’ series of small pieces. And of course, larger older pieces as well.

Add comment September 18th, 2016

“Exit Strategy”

Inspired by Vancouver…strange & fated city. Old brick buildings…the sound of trains…ships…constant movement. Somehow the underlying malaise of imminent departure. We fly away like the crows…to the forests..to the mountains…with the city in our hearts.

Add comment June 9th, 2016

Thank you!

Thank you to all who visited my studio this weekend and helped make the show a success. For anyone who would like a return visit, please don’t hesitate to email me info@marthajonesart.com and we can set something up.

Add comment May 30th, 2016

New work: “Old Crow Cafe”

Old Crow Cafe, New Westminster…young man bent over notebook…scaffolding..shadows and angles. Lots of texture in this one. 40″ x 30″ $1250.

Add comment May 3rd, 2016

Studio Sale…almost ready!

Just 10 days left before Central Island Studio Tour here in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. My studio is almost ready–paintings hung, just a few finishing touches to go. May 27, 28, 29th, 10 am - 5 pm. I’m #28 in the online brochure.

Add comment May 1st, 2016

“Talking Stick”

Inspired by the Music Salon evening.  ”Talking Stick” refers to the wooden instruments of the musicians, plus the wooden telephone poles that power our communications. I suppose the “telephone pole” is giving way to transmission lines and cell phone towers, also featured in many of my paintings.

Add comment March 3rd, 2016

Music/Art Salon evening

Held at a home in Cumberland, a wonderful evening of music and art. Two musicians and three artists, including myself. We had a full house, and had to extend the Friday evening to include Saturday afternoon. Many thanks to Bette Kosmolak who runs Decidedly Art art rental in the Comox Valley.

Add comment February 15th, 2016

“Morning Drive to Houston”

Burning up the road…drink that coffee and get onto those Texas 5-stacks…why did the chicken even try it..48″ x 36.” New painting in time for the MusicArt Salon to be held in Cumberland BC this Friday Feb. 12.

Add comment February 7th, 2016

Ungentrified

Winter impressions of New Westminster. Apart from the big riverside condos, gentrification hasn’t quite hit yet and has left many pockets untouched by urban renewal. Used car lots and industrial sites mingle with old neighbourhoods, although it’s all going fast. 40″ x 20″ diptych. $1600.

Add comment February 3rd, 2016

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