Laura Jones's luminous paintings embody a deep admiration of the natural world. Jones reinvigorates the still-life genre, amplifying the scale and intensity of her subjects with intense layers of oil paint and her bold, confident brushstrokes.
Well known for her contemporary still-life paintings of wild and colourful floral arrangements and fruit-laden tabletops, Jones's most recent series has been inspired by residencies at Lizard Island and Heron Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Her breathtaking paintings of these underwater gardens celebrate the beauty of the reef but also underscore the fragility of this unique environment.
Jones graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney and a Master of Art from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales. She has been included in numerous public exhibitions, including a solo exhibition at the Hawesbury Regional Gallery in 2015. Jones has been a finalist in national art awards including the Archibald Prize, the Doug Moran Portrait Prize, the Shirley Hannon Portrait Award, the Percival Portrait Painting Prize and the Portia Geach Memorial Award.