Laura Jones (b. Sydney 1982) works across painting,
drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. A bold colourist,
Jones’ unique visual language is defined by poetic
observations of the natural world. Primarily a painter,
her method involves the rapid application of thin
washes of oil paint, layering broad brushstrokes to
build the essence of the subject in brilliant colour.
These diaristic investigations tell a story of the
personal, scientific and political ideas and meaning
behind humanity’s impact on, and relationships with,
the environment.

Jones has regularly exhibited in public and commercial
galleries since 2011. Residencies include travel
to two scientific research stations on the Great
Barrier Reef; The Australian Museum’s Lizard Island
Research Station and the University of Queensland’s
Heron Island Research Station. Jones has also been
Artist in Residence at The Glasshouse Regional Art
Gallery, Port Macquarie, the Byron Bay School of Art,
completed extensive private residencies in New York
and Japan, and was artist on board the 2018 WWF
Expedition to Antarctica.

Jones has been a finalist in several art awards,
including the Archibald Prize, the Portia Geach
Memorial Award, the Kings School Art Prize, the Brett
Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship and the Doug
Moran National Portrait Prize. Her work is held in the
Artbank collection and private collections in Australia
and overseas.

Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) from the
University of Sydney and a Master of Art (Printmaking)
from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South.