Linda E. Jones’ dense style primarily incorporates beeswax with pigment, encaustic, and oil paint on paper, canvas, or wood panels. Her work has a three-dimensional aspect as she utilizes multiple layers allowing for transparency in certain areas and sometimes imbeds objects or digital scans of objects into her pieces. She finds influence from archeological finds, medical references, natural objects, and tattoos.
She writes, “Painting abstractly for years has revealed a collection of repeated forms and marks that has become an integral part of my visual language.” Her work explores the tension of destruction and renewal: “Life from decay, shelter from the rubble and new growth.”
Jones was born in Irvington, New York. As a practicing artist for over thirty-five years, She has exhibited widely in museums and galleries throughout the United States and is represented in both private and public collections. She received her Bachelors of Fine Art in painting and lithography in 1980 from Antioch College and has been the recipient of numerous awards, residencies and fellowships. In addition to her studio work, Jones teaches painting and drawing and is one of the original members of 215 College Gallery in Burlington, Vermont.