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Jones, Brian J. (1945-) UK (32)

Category: PAINTERS

JonesBJVBrian J.Jones is a highly accomplished and award winning Marine Artist. Specialising in both modern and historical yachting scenes. Numerous works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'Storming the Cowes Roads, 1930' sold at Christie's King Street 'Maritime Art' in 2008 for $17,314.

He also undertakes private commissions on a regular basis.

 

Born on the Kent coast in 1945, ships and sea have always been a great influence in my life. On completion of formal education I was keen to go to art school, however in the late 1950's boys were encouraged to "go out and get a proper job". This I did.

JonesBJ1I embarked on a successful career as a chef. This led to various college teaching jobs and finally I became head of a catering school. In the 1980's I began to paint seriously again, selling to local galleries and private collectors. In the late 90's I wanted to devote all my time to painting and took early retirement moving to Looe in south east Cornwall. I now have my own studio and enjoy the influence of the Cornish coast and all its maritime connections.

I am most influenced by the grace and beauty of classic yachts of the 1920's and 1930's and current regattas around the world. I have a deep interest in ships of Nelson's Navy and the river Thames in its heyday. In all my work I try to convey an atmosphere of what it was like at the time, with as much accuracy and movement as possible. My work mainly sells through Christie's and Sotheby's Maritime sales. I have completed commissions for the Royal Navy and other influential private collectors in this country and overseas including the USA, Europe and the Middle East. My work has been published byYachting Heritage in their limited edition books and I regulary exhibit with the Royal Society of Marine Artist's in their annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.

I have been influenced by some of the great marine artists both past and present including W.L.Wyllie, Norman Wilkinson and Montague Dawson, with favourite artists being Terrick Williams RA and Edward Seago.

 

Brian J. Jones - 32 PAINTINGS
Brian J. Jones
"Mohawk" and "Thistle" on the Royal Yacht Squadron line
Brian J. Jones
America's Cup 1893: Vigilant against the British challenger Valkyrie II
Brian J. Jones
Vigilant and Britannia close-hauled in Mount's Bay off Penzance
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Britannia and Vigilant cross-tacking in Mount's Bay, Penzance during the Regatta
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Valkyrie (III) and Defender at the start of the first race for the America's Cup, 1895
Brian J. Jones
The America's Cup, 1901: Columbia racing Shamrock (II)
Brian J. Jones
Big-class yachts racing downwind in the Solent in the early morning haze
Brian J. Jones
"Britannia" leading the big class, 1926
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Shamrock & Candida racing at cowes
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Britannia, Shamrock (V), Westward and Velsheda racing in light airs in the Solent with Britannia catching the breeze
Brian J. Jones
Velsheda, Candida, Shamrock (V), Astra and Britannia under spinnakers
Brian J. Jones
Shamrock powering to windward in the Solent
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The two protagonists Britannia and Shamrock (V) racing off Cowes with Sir Thomas Lipton's steam yacht Erin lying off to starboard
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"Shamrock V" tacking across the bow of "Velsheda" at Cowes Week
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Shamrock V
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Shamrock V in a stiff breeze off Cowes, 1931
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Shamrock V racing at the Dartmouth Regatta in 1932
Brian J. Jones
Shamrock (V) tacking across the bow of Velsheda at Cowes Week, 1933
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The J-class thoroughbred Endeavour at full pelt in the Solent, 1934
Brian J. Jones
Endeavour (I) Tuning up Against Velsheda
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Velsheda and Endeavour in a downwind duel off Cowes
Brian J. Jones
Shamrock V, Velsheda, Britannia and Astra off the Needles, during the America's Cup trials of 1934
Brian J. Jones
"Endeavour", "Velsheda" and "Westward" racing at Cowes Week, with "Britannia" and "Candida" astern of them , 1934
Brian J. Jones
Yankee, Candida and Britannia at full pelt, off the Needles
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Yankee and Endeavour vying for line honours, Cowes, 1935
Brian J. Jones
Rounding the mark at Cowes, 1935: Endeavour and Velsheda ahead of Shamrock and Candida
Brian J. Jones
Candida and Yankee racing in the Solent, 1935
Brian J. Jones
"Endeavour" and "Velsheda" racing off the Isle of Wight, 1936
Brian J. Jones
The America's Cup, 1937, the first race: Endeavour winning the start
Brian J. Jones
The America's Cup, 1937, the fourth and final race: Endeavour jumping the gun
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"Endeavour", "Velsheda" and "Shamrock" rounding the Needles during the America's Cup Jubilee Round the Island Race
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"Endeavour" having rounded the Needles during the America's Cup Jubilee round the Island race

 

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