Much of Graham Jones’ life has been consumed with some sort of artistic venture covering the genres of music, writing and design, where he forged successful careers in all three areas. He is well-known throughout Australia for his award-winning home design company GRAHAM JONES DESIGN. After selling his company in 2006 he became design consultant to the Royal Family in Abu Dhabi, where he worked for seven years.
It wasn’t until 2015, Graham chose painting as his full time career, a break of 50 years since he had won the school art prize at St. Bede’s College Mentone in 1965. Successful solo and joint exhibitions at established galleries around Melbourne followed. Primarily landscape based, Graham’s paintings walk the line nicely between realism and abstraction.
This prolific painter has completed over 450 works in just under 4 years and has moved three times as he continually outgrows his studios.
Graham now works out of Southern Buoy Studios in Mornington, where his studio also acts as a mini-gallery, complemented by a large gallery space which exhibits works by studio artists and other artists from across Australia.
After an overwhelming response from 1500 artists from 25 different countries, Graham Jones was selected as an “Artist in Residence” at the stunning Chateau d’Orquevaux in Champagne-Ardenne, France during May 2018 and has been invited back to participate in September 2019.
Graham’s painting “Bay of Fires” was chosen by Deborah Trudeau, the President of the IWF (International Women’s Forum) for the design of a silk scarf by Australian fashion Designer Lisa Barron which became the centrepiece of the 2018 IWF World Conference held in Melbourne in May 2018.
His works are held in private collections in the USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates as well as throughout Australia.