Red Dog

Flights of Fancy

What started off as an exercise in creating a three dimensional drawing has become something of an obsession for the artist Karen Jones. Influenced by the stylised images of artists such as Fornasetti, Gustave Dore and Eric Ravilious, these new artworks for 2014 rely on an extremely limited colour palette, where possible, line becomes the colour. Using fine line work, paper, wire, whatever inspires Jones, in a restrained and delicate process, has created a series of fragile natural worlds where trees, birds and the air in between seem in perfect harmony – a mix of Utopia and Old England, a place where nature seems untouched but for the hint of some divine landscape gardener.