Andrew McNeile Jones graduated from Oxford University’s Ruskin School with a First in Fine Art, in the 1980’s. He then trained as a filmmaker, working in all areas of the film and television business.
He produced and directed dramas, documentaries and commercials.
He has shot in many countries around the world, and won numerous awards for his productions. Throughout this time he continued to paint, but in 2002 decided to leave the film business in order to be able to concentrate more on painting. He is now restoring an old farm in Oxfordshire with his wife and young family.
This summer Andrew is exhibiting at the Michael Naimski Gallery in West London.
"It might be just a few words heard on the radio, maybe a poem, or a fragment of music; the low sun refracting on the surface of an oily puddle, or an image from deep space; the patterns of the earth from the air, or the play of light from underwater; the iridescence of crystals or the sinister beauty of a virus. All these things exist in their own right, and at the same time they can suggest much more to the observer –
they can trigger memories, cause pause for thought, or even provoke.
My paintings start with one of these moments. They are then abstracted, developed, amalgamated with other thoughts; they are pushed and pulled, and so they evolve, until they too exist in their own right, and maybe also suggest much more.