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Richard JonesRichard Rees Jones   AFC, SAA Richard Jones
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Richard R. Jones was born and brought up in the Glens Falls-Lake George area at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in upper New York State. He graduated from Glens Falls High School in 1968 and attended Alfred Technological College. A graduate of the General Electric Company's Machinist and the Tool and Die Maker programs, Richard was employed there for 16 years prior to opening his own business. Presently, he does Research and Development for Jones Enterprises developing products for carvers, artists and other companies along with his sculptures.
Mr. Jones informally studied metal sculpture under Robert Vorreyor, an internationally known artist. Otherwise, he has developed his talent on his own. He started creating metal sculptures in 1971 but in 1991 he added wood sculpting and now does more wood than metal. Mr. Jones' metal sculptures, both indoor and outdoor, are made from bronze, brass, steel and copper. They are brazed with silver and vary in size from table size to wall hangings 27 feet in length. Some sculptures are kinetic sculptures that are designed to move with the wind. His wood sculptures all reflect nature and birds. These sculptures are done out of exotic woods or native soft and hard woods. His sculptures can show the polished wood, have high glosses of paint on them or have a combination of both.
Mr. Jones' interpretive wood sculptures reflect a negative space concept with nature and birds. His unique approach make people want to think about the bird life hidden all around us and are pieces that ask to be touched. He carves using simplistic lines and curves to reveal each bird=s characteristics minus all the confusion. He often takes three characteristics of a bird and only carves those things accentuating them to make a point. His innovative approach has won him acclaim at the Ward World Wildfowl Carving Championships in Ocean City, Maryland. There, he has won First Place - Best in Show and Best in Category - Interpretive Wood Sculpture in both the Novice (1992) and Intermediate Divisions (1993) and Second Place in the World Division- Interpretive Wood Sculpture in 1996, 1999, 2000 and 2006. He won Third Place-Interpretive Wood Sculpture-World Division in 2005 and Second Place in the Masters Division- Interpretive Wood Sculpture 2005 and 2006. In 1995, he won First Place - Best in Show and Best in Category at the New England Wood Carving and Wildlife Exposition in Cromwell, CT. He has, also, showed at the very prestigious 2001 Birds in Art Show at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin. He is a recipient of the 2007 LARAC=s Individual Artist Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts and the Rivendell Foundation. He is a member of the Society of Animal Artists and received the Award of Excellence at the 47th Annual Art and the Animal Show in 2007 at the Wildlife Experience in Parker, CO. His sculpture entitled Color in the Canopy-Hyacinth Macaw was on the 2007-08 National Museum Tour. His piece entitled Dressed for Courtship was accepted for the 48th Annual Society of Animal Artist=s 2008 Art and the Animal Show which was held at the Neville Museum, Green Bay, WI. Annually, he also shows at the Easton Waterfowl Festival in Easton, MD and at the Audubon Society Show in Bristol, RI.
Mr. Jones has sculptures in the Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA, the First National Bank of New Bedford, MA, and in many private collections in the United States, Canada and Europe.
Mr. Jones resides in Kattskill Bay, NY with his wife and son, where he has his studio.

 
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