“But wait, this isn’t true, you’re beginning to dream, and she wakes up to think about thinking and dreaming” from ‘Liminal: The Little Man’ in ‘The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis’. Katherine Jones imagery is imbued with the poetic, most recently with plants, central to themes of growth and renewal. Golden Mallow is inspired by the mallow flower and its associations with dreaming. It is a medicinal herb and is often used as an aid to sleep.
Jones is painter and a printmaker. Her ideas are often exchanged between watercolour, etchings and collagraph prints. She builds layers, overlays marks and colour to create rich nuanced surfaces. Her distinctive images are inhabited by ordinary objects and structures, often fragile or vulnerable, reflecting issues that are under the surface of her everyday life as an artist, mother and an individual in a challenged world environment.
In 2022 Katherine Jones was elected as a Royal Academician.
Her work is included in major collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum; National Art library; The House of Lords; University College, London; Hospitals Art Collection; Government Art Collection; Royal Festival Hall; Winchester College; Eton College; Ashmolean Museum; University of Chichester Art Collection; University of Warwick Art Collection; Royal West of England Academy, Bristol; Lafayette College, Boston Athenaeum; Wellesley Library; Swathmore College, PA; Yale University Library, CT; United Therapeutics Art Collection; Guangdong Museum, China.