New River Fine Art presents “Gentle Wild,” a solo exhibition by Jennifer JL Jones running from February 3, 2022 through March 3, 2022, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
“Gentle Wild” explores what Jenifer JL Jones sees as “echoes of life.” In “Gentle Wild,” artworks reveal abundant wildflowers, vibrant gardens, and ocean rhythms within the cherished and tranquil moments of external and internal reflections. Yet, “Gentle Wild” also portrays other powerful forces found in Nature – a raw energy of untamed fierceness. Jones reveals brutal strength and power through bold and bright colors.
She often describes her paintings as “inner self-portraits,” siting nature in its many layered, intangible forms as a guide and source of ethereal connection and engagement.
“I love the idea of nature’s energetic shifts. For example, when gazing out at the expanse of the ocean… at times, the surface appears to be serene and peaceful… yet underneath, it is an entire world of moving parts, an ecosystem full of coral reefs, bioluminescence, deep sea, and all that is stirring unseen. We are all a part of and connected to this natural power, beauty, and chaos,” Jennifer JL Jones says. “Nature is just so unbelievably and undeniably balanced and magical. Think about the soft breeze that feels so good like a gentle caress on your skin… and yet that same wind can become a mighty storm. In my work I’m using all of this as my inspiration and tapping into the passionate place I now find myself. Maturing has brought a sense of rooted calm as well as a renewed sense of curiosity… equanimity and nurturing inner peace, while the outside world can sometimes appear chaotic.”
“Gentle Wild,” a 72 x 60-inch iconic painting summarizes the exhibition with its sweeping gestures of elegancy and the artist’s monumental build-up of sensual layers that give rise to a magical realm of blossoming extravagance. Explosions of color cascade over the left side of the composition, concealing the coveted shimmer of caressing ripples. Flowers, stems, petals, and foliage welcome the viewer into a world of tranquility.
About the Artist
Jennifer J L Jones (b.1971 Virginia) is an American artist raised in rural Virginia and on the central east coast of Florida. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois.
Her highly sought paintings can be found in many private and corporate collections worldwide such as the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Oprah Winfrey/Harpo Studios, Scana Energy, the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal, and Burj Khalifa in UAE.
Abut New River Fine Art
As one of South Florida’s most prestigious fine art galleries, New River Fine Art presents original works and fine art prints from Impressionist, 20th Century, Post War and Contemporary Masters, Mid-Career and Emerging Artists.