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Trevor Jones united kingdom artist

Trevor Jones united kingdom artist

Trevor Jones united kingdom artist

Trevor Jones united kingdom artist

Media - Mixed Media
Email - [email protected]
Website - [email protected]

Originally from Canada, I set out in 1996 with a backpack and an appetite for adventure. Three years and four continents later I found myself in Scotland, fell in love with it, and decided to stay.

In 2008 I graduated with distinction from Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art with an MA (Hons) Fine Art in Drawing and Painting. I now manage my time between painting, my work for the charity Art in Healthcare, and teaching at Leith School of Art


"Listening to music can invoke a sensual response comparable, in many accounts, to the pleasure of gazing at different colours. A real, if obscure, connection is sometimes suggested between the disparate senses of sight and hearing, which are consequently presumed to operate in similar ways. While there are some indications from neurological research that the senses are not quite as separate and distinct as previously thought, there is little evidence as yet as to how they may overlap for the majority of people."
Niels Hutchison, Demystifying De Maistre, 2008

The paintings for my forthcoming exhibition have been inspired and informed by songs by contemporary Scottish bands and singers. There is a long history of both scientists and artists attempting to establish links between music and colour; however, while no meaningful relationship still has yet to be measured it hasn't hindered the creation of artworks that are stimulating, insightful, challenging or simply beautiful and engaging. My current paintings are not an attempt to 'make right' where the others before me 'went wrong' and they are not a scientific experiment to further investigate this elusive parallel. These paintings are, in a sense, a tribute to those past artists who, like me, were inspired by the phenomenon of colour and its transcendental and ineffable connection with music. I hope you enjoy the exhibition.

"Colour is a power which directly influences the soul. Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammer, the soul is the strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul"
Wassily Kandinsky, Concerning the Spiritual in Art, 1911

Trevor Jones paints with a remarkable awareness and sincerity, creating artworks emphatic and revealing. Layers of thought are built up with paint and mixed with various other media as he responds intuitively to the world around him. Working in a unique, free flowing manner while incorporating rhythms and patterns, text and textures, the paintings evolve until the essence of the subject matter contemplated reveals itself. Both challenging and rewarding, each piece is approached individually yet a powerful coherency threads its way through his very distinctive style. | Contact Us | List Your Art | List Your Art Gallery | Site Map

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