Sunnyshore Studio is pleased that a long-time Dorsey friend & one of America’s premier artists, Thomas William Jones, has accepted our invitation to include three watercolor paintings in this year’s May exhibition, part of the Camano Island Studio Tour (Mother’s Day Weekend, May 12th, 13th, 14th.Encore Weekend, May 20th and 21st, 10:00am-5pm, Sunnyshore Studio #5.)

Tom Jones

Thomas William Jones was born in Lakewood, OH in 1942 and graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1964. Jones’ watercolors have been influenced by the smaller spaces of his native OH and the vastness of the Pacific NW. Regarded as a master in watercolor, he is known for his refinement of texture and delicacy of brushwork. Jones has painted since childhood and his entire career has been devoted to fine art. He is currently represented by A.J. Kollar, Seattle Washington. Jones and his wife, Carrie, reside in Snohomish, WA.

Thomas Jones’ painting “Primroses” (Watercolor, 8.5 X 13.5) will be one of the three beautiful works of his featured. For further inquiries call Jason Dorsey at 317.209.6768.

Thomas William Jones, Primroses, 8.5x13.5

Thomas Williams Jones Exhibitions (Selected)
“150 years of Ohio Still Life Paintings” (1865-2015), Keny Galleries, Columbus, OH; 2016.
“American Watercolor Movement” (1880-2015), Keny Galleries, Columbus, OH; 2016.
Numerous solo exhibitions in Seattle, WA and Carmel, CA; 1968-present.
Artists of America, Colorado History Museum, Denver, Colorado, 1980 through 2000.
Great American Artists, Cincinnati Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Hubbard Museum, ‘Art Award of Excellence’, Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, 1993 
        (Traveling Exhibition to Russia & Berlin, followed).
Celebration of Northwest Art’, Governor’s Mansion, Olympia, Washington.
Prix de West Invitational, Western Heritage Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1980-present.
154th American Academy of Design, New York, New York.
American Watercolor Society’s Annual, New York, New York.
Watercolor U.S.A., Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri.
Butler Institute of American Art, 36th Annual, Youngstown, Ohio.

Museum Exhibitions

‘Three Decades of Watercolor’, Frye Museum, Seattle, Washington
Washington Open, Seattle Today, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Works On Paper, Northwest Today, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Honors (Selected)
Presidential Christmas cards; officially commissioned by the White House for President and Mrs. Reagan, 1985 through 1988.
Officially commissioned by Vice President and Mrs. Cheney for the Vice Presidential Christmas Cards, 2002 and 2003.
National Academy of Western Art, Gold and Silver Medals, Western Heritage Center Museum,Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
112th American Watercolor Society Bronze Medal, National Academy Gallery, New York, New York.
Rocky Mountain National Award, First Place, Golden, ColoradoAmerican Watercolor Society’s 108th Annual, Ted Kautzky Award, New York, New York.

2008 Seattle Times, Feature, Feb 20
2007 Fine Art Connoisseur April
2002 Seasons Greeting From The White House, by Mary Evans Seeley, cover painting
1996 Southwest Art, December issue feature article
1992 A Nation’s Pride, Art In The White House, White House Historical Association
1985 Southwest Art, September issue cover article
1981 American Artist, Northwest Artists Eye Of The Raven
1979 American Artist, September issue

The 19th Annual Camano Island Studio Tour 2017 information:

  • Mother’s Day Weekend: May 12th, 13th 14th
  • Encore Weekend: May 20th & 21st
  • 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunnyshore Studio is Studio #5: 2803 S.E. Camano Drive, Camano Island, WA

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