Barbara Ann Speed Jones lives in Corsicana, Texas with her husband, Mark. They have one daughter and three grandchildren who are a great inspiration for her artwork. She has studied with several classical artists and approaches every new subject as an opportunity to learn. She believes the challenges in painting are endless and the journey makes life interesting. Her work is represented by the Wee Gallery Fine Art, LaNana Creek Gallery and Paulson Gallery.
I have painted most of my adult life and to me the creative process is a passion. It is truly a gift to view the world as an artist. The beauty of the ordinary is what I try to capture in my paintings. We are surrounded by unlimited opportunities to share with others the unique qualities of color, light and form that are part of our everyday lives. Too often we overlook the simple beauty of God's creations or pass them by. That is what I seek to capture in my work.
Still life painting is my main focus but I also love figure painting and plein aire. Whether it's the quiet glow of a sunlit morning, the softness of a cloudy afternoon or the interplay of colors and form in a still life arrangement--I try to capture in my paintings the unique light and atmosphere of my subjects. I work from life, and I want viewers to feel like they're seeing what I'm seeing--on that day, in that place, in that way.