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Amanda Jones has had a life long love affair landscape painting. Born in England, Amanda emigrated to Canada in 1968 and now lives in Richmond, BC.
Spontaneous by nature, Jones loves the freedom of picking up a canvas and expressing herself on it. She loves to paint nature, preferably without people. "I like my paintings to pull you in," she says. Each blank canvas is an invitation to apply lots of paint with lots of energy and see where it leads her. The influence of the Group of Seven often plays a part in her paintings. Her work reflects her love of the rhythms and patterns found in nature, from the wild Pacific shores to the majestic mountains and windblown trees.
Jones has exhibited in numerous group and solo juried shows and she has won many awards and medals for her lovely paintings. Her work was selected to on display at the Vancouver International Airport during the 2010 Olympics.
Primarily self-taught, Amanda has studied with several respected Canadian artists, and has been a member of Federation of Canadian Artists since 1992 and in 1996 attained AFCA and in 2010 was honoured with SFCA Signature Status, the highest level attainable in the FCA.