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David N Jones: In Memoriam at Emerald Arts Center
May 14, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
David N Jones: In Memoriam
Featured Artist, PhotoZone Gallery
May 5 to May 28, 2021
Reception: May 14 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Emerald Arts Center
500 Main Street
11:00 to 4:00 Wednesday to Saturday
Open to the public
David N. Jones knew the natural joy of being alive. Most of those who knew him would agree that he made life and love a priority in all that he did. Growing up with family in California’s wine country, he formed an insatiable curiosity about the world around him. This loving respect for living things and his gentle nature fostered a passion for photography. His images capture not only the nuance of light and composition but express something more internal, more personal. They reveal a compassionate heart.
David received his BA in history from UC Davis and a masters of Arts Degree at Saint Mary’s College. Together, they opened up a course for the rest of his life. He traveled and taught internationally, while always exploring his artistic vision and touching the hearts of many across the globe.
David joined his sister in Eugene twenty years ago in order to care for their parents. He quickly established himself in the local fine-art photographic community. David loved hiking and traveling the vast wonders of the Pacific Northwest. He captured precious singular moments on film and, later, in digital media. As his health declined David began to create images in his studio environment. Some of his most impressive work is seen in the use of mirrors within paper constructions and soft high-key, pastel lighting. Motivated by his love of the natural world, David also used this lighting to great effect making beautiful portraits of butterflies and flowers. His computer skill and grasp of Photoshop were the final touch in the creation of his characteristically wistful, sometimes dramatic, always beautiful images.
David happily shared these experiences to fellow photographers through regular demonstrations and training sessions, including layers, editing techniques, and the dramatic enhancing of architectural photography.
This memorial exhibit is a very limited collection of photographs that hopefully will demonstrate the diversity of his work as well as the compassionate place from which these images came. He was, and still is, a compelling influence in the community of fine art photography, a warm and loving muse for us all, and an inspiration in the pursuit of beauty – both in the world around us in each of our hearts.