Alison Jones

Since the onset of the Covid epidemic in March 2020 all the exhibitions I was involved with were postponed or cancelled.  In fact, like every colleague and friend, every commitment or date in diary, including the exhibition in Ely Cathedral, was cancelled.  Though this was frustrating in many ways it did give me the opportunity to step back from the normal routine and enjoy having extra time to think and explore different ideas and ways to create..

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Alison Jones is basically self-taught with no formal education in art. She was introduced to watercolour and received tuition by Jenny Jowett and Clare Dalby, both leading botanical artists.

In 1990 and 1993 Alison Jones was awarded the Grenfell Silver medals from the Royal Horticultural Society for exhibitions of fuchsias and cyclamen coum respectively. In 1995 the book ‘Fuchsias: The Complete Guide’, written by Edwin J.Goulding and published by B.T.Batsford, was illustrated by Alison Jones with 40 line drawings and 12 colour plates. In October 2000 Alison became a full member of the Society of Floral Painters and will be exhibiting nationwide. In the years 2000, 2008 and 2013 Alison Jones was awarded the R.H.S. Grenfell Silver-gilt medals.

Alison, who is a member of the Iceni Botanical Artists, has been a contributor to their first publication ‘Breckland Wildflowers, Heaths and Grasslands’. An exhibition of the originals was held at the Apex, Bury St. Edmunds throughout April 2017. As the first edition has sold the reprint is now available.

October 2020 Ely Cathedral with the Iceni Botanical Artists
2019 Artworks at The Guildhall, Bury St. Edmunds
2019 Iceni Botanical Artists (I.B.A.), The Cornhall, Diss
2019 Artworks at Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham
2018 Iceni Botanical Artists (I.B.A.)  The Apex, Bury St. Edmunds
2018 Iceni Botanical Artists (I.B.A.) Babylon Gallery, Ely
2017 Iceni Botanical Artists (I.B.A.) Wymondham Arts Centre, Norfolk
2017 Artworks 18th Annual Exhibition
2016 Iceni Botanical Artists (I.B.A.) awarded a Silver-Gilt medal at the Royal Horticultural Society for the paintings of the wild flowers of the Brecklands
2016 Iceni Botanical Artists (I.B.A.), Blickling Hall, Norfolk
2016 Exhibition at the Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester with the Society Floral Painters
2016 Iceni Botanical Artists (I.B.A.) Wymondham Arts Centre, Norfolk
2016 Artworks 17th Annual Exhibition, Blackthorpe Barn

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