A significant time in Steven Jones’ artistic
development was during the late1970s and early 1980s when he studied art
in Patrick Betaudier’s Atelier Neo-Medici outside of Paris. While there
he learned a method of painting called the Technique Mixte, that
involves tempera emulsions and oil/resin glazes. This approach is
reputed to be similar to the methodologies of the 15th century Flemish
painter Jan van Eyck. Jones’ subjects are in the manner of 17th century
Dutch still-life painters, and he shares their concerns for light and
other formal relationships. Jones has exhibited his work internationally
and has won many awards. His works are in numerous private and public
collections. Jones is currently based outside Chicago.
Since 1984, Jones has served as Art Gallery Curator for
the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. He curates art
exhibitions for the college’s gallery and manages a collection of 400
works of art. In addition, Jones teaches a beginning and advanced
painting class at the college.