Wendy Jones - Artist Profile
up and educated in Cumbria and the Northeast, Wendy
specialised in Art while studying in Durham to be a
secondary school teacher. After gaining a Distinction,
she spent a year in London
School of Art.
After qualifying, Wendy soon moved into primary education,
eventually becoming a Head Teacher and gaining a MA.
Nevertheless she continued to paint and develop her
Wendy has been
influenced by patterns and designs in Middle Eastern
and Oriental fabrics, and lately by the natural world, especially inland and coastal landscapes in northern Britain and north-west France. Her
work shows an astonishing diversity of appearance and
theme but often celebrates her love of colour - sometimes
gentle, sometimes dramatic.
Wendy now lives in Darlington, County Durham, painting with acrylics, oils and mixed media, making linoprints and creating her Venetian style carnival masks. She has exhibited in the Northeast, the Midlands
and Yorkshire; her work is in many private collections
in Britain and abroad and she has undertaken several private
commissions. In 2014, her body of work was voted "best in show" by an independent panel of artists at the Great North Art Show in Ripon Cathedral.
Formerly at Farfield Mill, Sedbergh, Cumbria, and then at Sedbury Hall Stables, near Richmond, North Yorkshire, Wendy now works from home in Darlington. Visitors are very welcome; phone 01325 355584 to get directions.