I paint works that blur the distinction between ideas of traditional painting and manufactured objects. Influenced by minimalism, geometric abstraction and technology, I incorporate pure geometry, flat surfaces, solid colours, and finishes that emulate fine furniture; combined with contemporary computer fabrication methods to create texture. The goal and result is to create an idea of perfection using form and surface.

Within this paradigm I abandon the use of traditional fine art painting tools and methods in favour of those typically associated with industrial manufacturing: spray guns, milling machines and 3D printers. Similar to a choreographed performance, nothing in my work is left to chance; I carefully plan each work, create prototypes and perfect each detail prior to the final execution. The works are paradoxical: through an intense involvement in the process, I remove evidence of my hand, leaving the focus on the purity of the form.

 

Chromatic Black Number 1 (Milled Concentric Circles)
24″x48″
Acrylic on Ampersand Claybord™

Chromatic Black (Achromatic Black Milled Concentric Circles)
24″x48″
Acrylic on Ampersand Claybord™Chromatic-Number 2

Periwinkle and Coral
24″x48″
Acrylic on Ampersand Claybord™
Undiscovered_Series_Periwinkle&Coral_Image 1

Pearl White and Chromatic Black (Resin Printed Concentric Discs)
24″x48″
Acrylic and epoxy resin on Ampersand Claybord™
Undiscovered_Series_Achromatic_Image 2

Wasabi and Kobicha (Milled Concentric Circles)
24″x48″
Acrylic on Ampersand Claybord™karen-jones-6

Pearl White and Chromatic Black
24″x48″
Acrylic on Ampersand Claybord™karen-jones-5

Anthraquinone Blue (Horizontal Milled Concentric Circles)
24″x48″
Acrylic on Ampersand Claybord™