WHEELING - An expert of pen and ink drawing and pastels in the has returned for a show at Artworks Around Town.
Doris Jones is a former member of Artworks Around Town. She returns to open her solo show in the Studio Gallery of Artworks on Friday, July 11. The North Galley will host the student of Janet Sheehan, the new watercolor teacher at Artworks. Refreshments are available and the public is welcome.
Doris Jones is a native of England enrolled at Bromley Art College in Kent, England. She worked for four years and trained in anatomy, perspective and architecture with an emphasis on drawing. Following her graduation from Bromley, Jones worked as an illustrator in London. While visiting her war bride sister in El Paso, Texas, Doris worked as an illustrator depicting the merchandise of the largest department store in that city. After her marriage to an American and a move to the Pittsburgh area she became a pen and ink illustrator for Kaufmann's department store creating their illustrations which would be used in newspaper ads and brochures. In Wheeling she created pen and ink illustrations for Horne's of Wheeling.
Still working in pen and ink, Jones is also a master and teacher of watercolor and pastel. All these mediums rely on drawing skill of which Doris is a master. Pen and ink combine with watercolor quite successfully. She taught art classes at Oglebay Institute Stifel Center, along with a variety drawing, pastel, and watercolor at Artworks Around Town. She was also an art lecturer at Wheeling Jesuit University.
Her work has been included in a number of private and public collections including Ohio University, Bethany College, the Zanesville Art Museum and Belmont College. She won numerous awards in tri-state area artistic competitions. She is a member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, Southeastern Ohio Watercolor Society, Steubenville Art Association and the Lake Shore Artists in Ashtabula, her new home area.
Continuing her artistic career, Jones is exhibiting work in the gift shop of the prestigious Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. A long time St Clairsville resident, Jones recently moved to northeastern Ohio to be nearer to her family. Since that time she has once again become involved in art shows and the teaching of various media workshops.