Erik Jones is a contemporary figure painter and illustrator St. Pete native who is currently living in Brooklyn, NY.
Most noteworthy, Erik Jones was featured in Forbes, Hi-Fructose Magazine, and also regularly sells out art shows across the nation. While he started really honing his craft at the Ringling College of Art and Design, after graduating, he certainly exploded onto the art scene with national recognition.
Erik’s vivid and vibrant world of realism is created with various mediums from colored pencil and pastels to watercolor and acrylics. “I’ve been on this kick for the last few years of really having fun and experimenting with non-representational forms. I guess it was around 2009-ish. It began with a piece called “Shapes.” I have always loved graphic arts and ridiculous colors so this seems to be a natural progression.”
Erik describes his use of human figures in his compositions as “aesthetic anchors” that create a almost serene foreground to the colorful bursts of shapes and also surreal landscapes. Erik says, “My earlier work was heavily influenced by pinup painters such as George Petty, Alberto Vargas, Gil Elvgren and other 1960’s illustrators who focused more on the female form such as Coby Whitmore and Robert McGinnis.”
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