‘Caged creative' oil painting
Original oil painting on wood. 24”x24"
The head is putting on what you think is a perfect face with hair that is supposed to be fashionable.
Your arm pose is blocking your true heart and your creativity. Posturing that indicates insecurity.
Bracelets represent trying really hard by copying someone else but not really getting it. Chicken cage torso is your framework and the foundation for how you feel, weak and afraid.
flowers are you and a ymbolize: Gentian Flower symbolizes intrinsic worth.
Kangaroo paw symbolizes uniqueness individuality. These flowers are caged up and need to be set free. They are your soul
After peeling down the entire onion of Karen Ann Jones, what I found was ‘Karen the painter.’ The same person I was when I was 5. I never changed, I only left who I was for a while. I paint because that is who I am. Being my most authentic me is my true integrity.
My goal in my work is to express my optimistic, happy, in love with life, quirky, deep, intimate and passionate perspective of life.
I choose my painting by recreating a visual of the feelings I am havening at that moment. I get to spend personal time with that passionate feeling that I long to experience. This is probably why I don’t paint a painting in one day. I want to linger in that relationship.