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An Edwardian Collection by Deborah Jones

Deborah Jones in her early career could have been observed sitting quietly in the Victoria and Albert Museum absorbing the fashion drawings of a bygone age, and later on the same day displaying her canvases on the railings along the Bayswater Road. Like many of her companions from this period she has become highly successful and her work is known  internationally.

She was always a prodigious worker and after a lifetime of painting, she lived in a house where the shelves where filled with classical art books close to volumes of science fiction, where her dolls and bears lived together, sitting about in all the rooms; and where her cats picked their cautious way past cupboards loaded with bric-a-brac. This bric-a-brac offered clues about her career, which included work in the theatre, producing props and costumes at the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne and Stratford. She travelled widely, on business and pleasure, exhibiting work in Italy, New York and Chicago and enjoying, in her "sixties", the experience of outpacing her younger companions on the Great Wall of China.

Painting was her great love, and all her experiences and masses of sketch books combine to form an original style which is part imagination, part reality. Her subjects included delightful trompe l'oeil pictures, old back street antique shops and rich still life studies; and in all her work you can find some item or thought which reflects a very full life and reveals a magpie collector of interesting objects d'art.

Sadly Deborah died on the 24th December 2012.
 
 
An Edwardian Collection
Deborah Jones
750 copies
£95 mounted
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