“My Wildest Dreams” by Broken Arrow artist Micheal W. Jones will be featured in The Depot Gallery, 200 S. Jones, with a March 9, 2018 opening reception from 6 to 9 pm in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Art Walk. A second reception will be held on April 13. The exhibit continues through April 27. Regular gallery hours are 9 am to 2 pm Monday through Friday and also by appointment. There is no admission charge
Since the age of 12, Micheal Jones has been an artist. He has studied, practiced, painted created relentlessly from the moment he decided to follow that life.
By the age of 16, Micheal had sold his first work in regional museums and galleries, and within a few years, was hanging one man shows in every available venue, from banks, museums, and community buildings, while building an ever-growing base of patrons. Micheal quickly earned his Master’s Degree in art, and later studied with notable figures of contemporary watercolor Robert E. Wood and George Emmet Calvert, all the while developing his own personal style. The paintings in “My Wildest Dreams” are watermedia.
Throughout his life, Micheal has worked at a steady pace, teaching, creating, and exhibiting his unique style of painting and printmaking, with no sign of slowing down. His website declares that "every night I dream of painting and every day I paint.”
He has had numerous one-man shows of his work, including a retrospective in the Oklahoma State Capitol, the Northeastern State University president's gallery, and two comprehensive exhibits at the Leslie Powell Foundation, and has exhibited from Los Angeles to New York in such prestigious juried shows as Watercolor West, The Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, The National Watermedia Exhibition, The Eight-State Regional Watermedia and Seven-State Regional Watermedia Exhibitions, as well as National Watercolor Oklahoma Exhibit.
A Renaissance man at heart, Micheal is also skilled in the art of mezzotint. He has been accepted in the International Mezzotint exhibition "Manipulating Light" in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the "Out of Darkness" International Mezzotint exhibition in Yekaterinberg, Russia. He currently has a second set of mezzotints on display in the Ekaterinberg Museum of Art.
Exhibits in The Depot Gallery are made possible in part by grants from the Norman Arts Council and the Oklahoma Arts Council, and by generous individual donors.