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Sal Jones

United Kingdom
Sal Jones
London based Fine Artist producing contemporary figurative oil paintings, with an emphasis on emotional conflict and expression.
London based Fine Artist producing contemporary figurative oil paintings, with an emphasis on emotional conflict and expression.


Working primarily with oil paint on canvas Sal’s fascination with painting focuses on our relationship with representation; particularly with regard to human expression and communication. Her emotionally charged paintings, portraying, primarily, fictional subjects, are an attempt to capture the action of expression out of context whilst transforming the stereotypical portrait. Using subjects that she has sourced from cinema, the media and her own photography she creates works that explore human reaction and empathy on a personal level. Her work investigates our love of the dramatic, focusing on scenes of questioning, love, betrayal, and power-play; along with titles originating from dialogue, they invite the viewer to share and empathise with this inner world of familiar strangers.
The painted surface draws attention to the process of painting and to the artist’s choices in transforming the photographic source image.
Sal has a BA Hons in Fine Art and a PGCE in Art & Design, she lives and works in London.
In 2014 she was selected for the Discerning eye, annual open exhibition at the Mall galleries, and in 2015 selected for the Society of Women artists annual open exhibition. She was elected an associate member of the national Society of Painters, Sculptors and Print makers in 2016 and exhibited in their annual shows 2016 and 2017. She is a selected member of Artcan and Art Society Soho arts collectives, exhibiting with both in group shows and is a member of British Women Artists and the Scottish Society of Artists.
In 2016 she was long-listed for the Jackson’s Open Art prize, winning the interim oil painting prize.
Works are held in private collections in the UK and Internationally.


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Selected Recent Exhibitions

Something that Feels Like the Truth, Solo show, Unit G gallery, London
Summer Open Exhibition, Atkinson gallery, Millfields, Somerset
Unspoken, The Stash Gallery, Vout-O-Reenees, London

Square Peg, Artcan, The Circle, Sheffield
Rebel Daughters, The Point, Doncaster
Intent, presented by Cultivate, BSMT space, London
Art is Something Much More Dangerous, Horsebridge Open, Whitsable.

#33 Open exhibition, CGP gallery, London
What is the Point? Annual open exhibition, Camden Image gallery, London
Tribe 17, Oxo Tower Bargehouse, London
Appearance of ..., A and D gallery, London
Artsdepot open 2017, Finchley, London

National Society 84th Annual exhibition, Menier gallery, London

Interact, Coate Studios, London

Spring Exhibition, Signet Contemporary, London
At This Point in Time, Scottish Arts club, Edinburgh
Appearances, Solo show, Nude Tin Can gallery, St Albans, Herts
National Society Autumn exhibition 2016, London
What is the Point? Strand Gallery, London
​From The Studio Floor, Guildhall Cambridge
The Human Figure - Modern Myth & storytelling, The Gallery, Stoke Newington, London
NS 83rd Annual Exhibition, Menier Gallery, London
WeR, Espacio Gallery, London
Solar, Nude Tin Can Gallery, St Albans
Art Without Borders, Leyden Gallery, London
Stopjectify, Gallery Different, London
Flux Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London
SWA Annual open exhibition, Mall galleries, London
ID, A Fictional Journey into the Psyche, Display gallery, London
The Portrait show, Espacio gallery, London
ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
Portrait of the Artist as...., BEEP Wales, Swansea
A Conscious Identity, Espacio gallery, London
Moving Scenes, solo show, Gallery at Hackney Picturehouse, London
Face Facts, Face Fictions, solo show, Resource Centre, London

More info


Sal Jones ? Art Reveal Magazine (issue no 27, March 2017)

Portraits in Translation - the multi-layered story-telling of Sal Jones ? creative thresholds (May 2016)

An Interview with Sal Jones ? (Feb 2016)

Portraits of Humanisation - artist interviews ? The Palette Pages, (October 2014)

Sal Jones - artists interview ? level 25 Art Journal (issue number 2, Dec 2013)




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