2021 Artist to Watch – Miranda Jones
Despite her claim that red desert sand still runs deep in her veins, Australian born Miranda Jones emigrated to Canada in 1980. After four “unforgettable” years in St John’s Newfoundland she and her partner moved to Saskatoon, where in her words, she immediately felt “at home”. She has grown to love and embrace the wide open skies and harsh temperatures of Saskatchewan. Her enthusiasm for outdoor adventures and a growing appreciation for prairie wildlife provides inspiration for much of Miranda’s recent work. Her art reflects the delight of glimpsing a tiny bird hidden amongst the leaves, or surprising a jackrabbit in her garden.
Best known for her signature use of metallic leaf and narrative detail, Miranda also shifts easily from tiny mixed media paintings and personal ‘art jewelry’ to large scale oil canvases and welded steel installations. Her work is widely loved and collected throughout Canada and internationally. Collections include; University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Earnst and Young, Parks Canada, The Remai Modern (previously Mendel Art Gallery), Sask Power, Grande Prairie Art Gallery, The Saskatchewan Legislative Building and the Canadian Consulate in Sydney Australia.
Oil, metallic leaf on paper
20″ x 25″
oil and metallic leaf on canvas
48 x 60″
mixed media on canvas
31.5 x 37.75″ image, 36 x 42″ frame
SOLDMiranda Jones Hot Cross Bun
mixed media on stretched canvas. (acrylic, oil and oxidized copper leaf)
29″ h x 24″ w