Artist Statement -

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.

Artist Statement
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.

Artist Exhibitions

Exhibitions & Awards


Oil Painters of America 2010 Western Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Mountain Trails Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming, "Enjoying the Harvest" received Award of Excellence.

Barbara Jones and Talmage Minter Two Person Meet the Artist Show, Paulson Gallery, Clifton, Texas.

Women Artists of the West 40th Annual National Exhibition, Olaf Wieghorst Museum, El Cajon, CA.

25th Annual Bosque Art Classic, Bosque Arts Center, Clifton, Texas

Associated Creative Artists 2010 Juried Member Show, Artists' Showplace, Dallas, Tx., "The White Shawl and Teapot" received Best of Show.


Me and My Teady Bear received the Award of Top 15% Fine Art Views Painting Competition for November 2009.

American Plains Artists Ellen Noel Art Museum, Oddessa, Texas

ACA Juried Art Show, Dallas, Texas , Copper with Green Apples received Merit Award

Salon International 2009, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, Texas

Women Artist of the West National Juried Exhibition, Saks Galleries, Denver, Colorado, Measure of Goodness Saks Show Winner


National Juried Art Show, Corsicana, Texas, Simple Pleasures received Honorable Mention

23rd Annual Conservatory Art Classic, Clifton, Texas

American Plains Artists 24th Annual Juried Exhibit, Museum of the Southwest,
The Berry Bucket received Award of Excellence

Breckenridge 17th Annual Juried Art Show

Paint Historic Waxahachie Plein Air 2008,Curiosity received the Asel Art Supply Merchant Award

Art Splash on the Square, Graham, Texas

Associated Creative Artists Juried Membership Show, Bowl of Cherries, ACA Executive Board Award


Capturing the Moment, One Woman Show, Warehouse Living Arts Theatre and Gallery, Corsicana, Texas

Grand Opening Gala at the Texas Masterpiece Fine Art Gallery, Eddy, Texas

Plein Air Texas 2007 Juried Artist Exhibit sponsored by Southwest Gallery, Dallas Texas

American Impressionist Society 8th National Juried Exhibition, Hilligoss Gallery, Chicago.

Associated Creative Artists, Copper and Vegetables ACA Executive Board Award"
Art Splash on the Square Competition, Graham, Texas

Richardson Civic Art Society Juried Art Show


Outdoor Painters Society Membership Show The Frame-up Fine Art Gallery, Mount Vernon, Texas

Breckenridge 15th Annual Juried Art Show

Plein Aire Event, Paint Historic Waxahachie-Daniel Smith Merchandise Special Award

Henderson County Art Show, Bird of Paradise Second Place, Mission Espada, Honorable Mention, Morning Ducks, Honorable Mention


American Art Collector, October 2009, American Impressionist Society Article Pg. 109

Corsicana Now Magazine, February 2009, Seeing Artistically, Pg.26


Artist Publications


Artist Collections

Numerous private, corporate, museum, gallery and government collections detailed information coming soon.

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