Artist StatementAs an artist with a Tropical upbringing I am fascinated with water – its many hues and colours. As a landscape painter living in
When I paint I seek to impart a sense of place to the viewer while at the same time attempting to see beyond the physical and to give expression to that which is unseen. This drives me to paint only what triggers an emotional response in me.
In developing my style I have drawn from a diverse range of influences, which include Rembrandt, The Impressionist Painters – Monet, Corot, Van Gogh to the late nineteenth century American landscape painter, Winslow Homer. I believe that a study of the works of these masters will provide all the principals I will require to find my own voice.
My paintings are not trendy, mysterious or
flamboyant. Nor do I attempt to shock but to depict the truth about
life as I see it in a naturalistic way. By being faithful to these
principals I hope to produce paintings that speak to the heart.
Since childhood I have derived much pleasure from drawing and painting and this has never left me. I am self taught, although I have been influenced by studying the works of the master Impressionist painters such as Monet, Van Gogh and Corot, as well as those of the nineteenth century American water colourist Winslow Homer.
In the year 2000, after a successful accounting
career, I decided to turn my attention to my first love, visual art. Iam
intrigued by the beauty that surrounds us and this fascination has led
me to paint landscapes. The year 2001 saw the first presentation of my
work, which took place at the Civic Garden Centre Gallery in
Since then I have taken part in many juried and
solo art shows in
While my initial medium was watercolour I currently
work almost exclusively in oil. Private and corporate collectors in
I am a member of the Durham Art Counsel, Visual Art
Ontario and Landscape Artist International.
Television and Print Media Coverage
|Rogers Community Television featured Alpheus' work, February, 2004|
|The New Advertiser; feature article: “A Life Passion for Painting”, January 19, 2005|
|The Scarborough Mirror; featured article: “Life Experiences Reflected in Painter’s work”, February 21, 2003|
|Caribbean Weekly; featured article: “Alpheus Jones Exhibits in Pickering” Arts & Culture, October 28, 2005|