Chris Jones has been a full time artist for nearly twenty years and has painted a variety of subjects in that time - from exotic wildlife, studied during travels abroad, to familiar British and domestic subjects; from extinct and endangered species to works involving elements of still life and portraiture.
Most recently he has concentrated on poultry and game subjects - both portrayals of specific breeds, that appeal to experts and enthusiasts, and larger works featuring many birds that are deliberately reminiscent of the works of classical artists, such as the 17th Century Dutch artist, Melchior de Hondecoeter.
Drawing inspiration from a variety of sources, both past and present, he often combines a meticulous technique with complex and intriguing compositions, to create unusual and arresting images - vibrant with colour and life, yet nuanced and truthful in their representation of individual creatures and their quirks.
He has exhibited widely, both in the UK and US, including at the Royal West Academy, Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Society of Wildlife Artists, and has featured in a variety of general and specialist publications - 'The Invitation' recently featured as the cover image of Country Life magazine.
2014+ National & Federation Poultry Shows, Midlands
2016-17 Great Dorset Steam Fair, Blandford, Dorset
2015 CLA Game Fair - Harewood House, Leeds
2014 CLA Game Fair - Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
2013 Wildlife & Sporting Art - Jerram Gallery, Dorset
2011 Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxfordshire
2009 ROI Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2008 Chris Jones - Contemporary Animal Painter - John Davies Gallery, Gloucestershire
2008 Animal Narratives - The Cheng-Kim Loke Gallery, Slimbridge
2007 Art & The Animal, Society of Animal Artists Exhibition, USA
2006 ROI Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2005 One Man Show, Guggleton Gallery, Dorset
2005 Birds in Art, Wisconsin, USA
2004 Art & The Animal, Society of Animal Artists Exhibition, USA
2004 Royal West of England Academy (RWA), Bristol
2003 Eastern Jungles to Western Shores - The Cheng-Kim Loke Gallery, Slimbridge
2000+ The Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition - The Mall Galleries, London
1998-2000 Christies And Sothebys Auctions - Wildlife Art