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Joneses collaborate on painting together

Louis, Susan, Ryan, and Ryan’s wife Melinda painted a large acrylic painting together, all before a crowd of 200-plus people who gathered to watch them at a First Friday event at Town Center in Virginia Beach. This was a first for the family, collaborating together on such a large piece, but the finished painting is a […]

Ryan Jones chosen as featured artist at Gallery CBA

Chesapeake Bay Academy bridges the divide for students with learning differences, a connection made clear to Ryan Jones. The successful artist was asked by the private school to be its featured artist in Gallery CBA, which runs Thursday through October 29th. “I’d never been there, so I went over for a visit,” he said. “Right away, I […]

Beach Artist Expected $400 for Painting and Wound Up with Half a Million

By ROBERTA T. VOWELL, The Virginian-Pilot © December 5, 2006 The artist calls it “The Little Painting That Could.” It’s just 8-by-12, a bit larger than the biggest photo in your kid’s school picture packet. It portrays a figure poised to dive into a mountain lake. Louis Jones, a Virginia Beach artist, painted it in […]

The Rain Painter Takes A Bow

On a rainy afternoon in May, Louis Jones drove his van to Old Dominion University’s Foreman Field. A fence barred him from entering or peering through, so he pulled himself up to look over. He made half a dozeN trips between the fence and his van, where he sketched two drawings to submit for the […]

Susan and Louis Collaborate Set Design for Virginia Opera

              Susan and Louis collaborate on an elaborate painting to be used as the set design for Jeff Corriveau and the Virginia Opera. Our thanks to the Virginia Opera for their vision and support. (Pictured above: Stage actors in front of the set design painting by Susan and Louis […]

Susan, Louis and Ryan Chosen for In-House Team for “The Pete Smith”

Susan, Louis and Ryan are honored to be chosen by local legend Pete Smith, and Surf Enterprises, to be the in-house artistic and design team for “The Pete Smith”. The first release of these endeavors will be in August 2003 at the East Coast Surfing Championships.

Louis Jones illustrates John Grisham’s “A Painted House”

To Louis Jones, it seemed a simple assignment. Draw a house. Heck, go ahead and paint a house. After all, that was the title of the book he was illustrating: “A Painted House”. This is not just any book. It’s a John Grisham book. John Grisham of “The Firm”, “The Pelican Brief” and a shelf-full […]