‘Zoot suit' oil painting
Original oil painting on wood. 24”x24"
I have a friend that I made on Instagram several years ago.
Jose De Jesus Gonzalez
I have loved his style and character from day one. He wears very cool zoot suits and seemingly goes dancing with his friends on a regular basis. Watching you dance in Mexico is on my bucket list.
I have him as a gentleman with grace and style.
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.