Dylan Jones' paintings vary in subject matter from show to show, but regardless of what he chooses to depict there remains an interest in colour, composition, simplification of form and gesture. The images Dylan makes have a relationship to the history of painting but more so to everyday life. Painting ‘en plein air’ and with models in the studio, Dylan's work is inspired by a variety of people and places, all rendered in thick, gestural and handmade oil paint.
Selected Art Prizes
Finalist - Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery (Sydney)
Finalist - ANL Art Prize, The Mission To Seafarers (Melbourne)
Finalist - QLD Figurative, RQAS (Brisbane)
Commendation - Lethbridge 10,000, Lethbridge Gallery (Brisbane)
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Caboolture Regional Gallery
Stripped Back, Jan Manton Art (Brisbane)
First Impressions: The Valley Of Skies, Jan Manton Art (Brisbane)
Keeping Afloat, St Cloche Gallery (Sydney)
From One Side To The Other, Jan Manton Art (Brisbane)
Creature of Habit, Jan Manton Art (Brisbane)
Less Is More, Trinder Rd Art Gallery (Brisbane)
Not To Scale, Bosz Gallery (Brisbane)
Tainted, Bosz Gallery (Brisbane)
2013: QUT Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary Years)
2010 – 2012: Griffith University Bachelor of Fine Art Major (Interdisciplinary Painting)