Ivan Maxwell Jones

Malvern Hills from British Camp, acrylic on canvas

My passion for painting and my love of the natural world are intimately connected. I am particularly inspired by the colours, textures, patterns and atmosphere of the beautiful Malvern Hills, and I paint mainly from my home studio using the sketches and photographs that I have gathered in my frequent walks there.

Each painting is an individual voyage of discovery for me and I try to see my surroundings in fresh way, to evoke a sense of character in the landscape and wonder in the everyday; sometimes bringing a heightened ‘realism’, other times abstracting through colour, form and texture.

I try to bring energy, movement and drama into my work, which can be quite a vigorous physical process; by building up layers of paint using a palette knife, spattering, rubbing back, scratching and scraping to create a textural surface with depth and history. I love finding the sweet-spot between chaos and control; where mistakes become discoveries, and where the magic begins and a painting starts to emerge, from experimental creative play.

Venue address
The Old Bottling Works
10 Belle Vue Terrace
malvern link
WR14 4PZ
BE Water is set back from the road in the Old Bottling Works next door to WH Smiths, a few doors away from Ask Italian
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