Like we need any excuse for a jaunt down to the Southern Highlands of NSW. Rolling hills, spindly wildflowers lining the roadside, bountiful fresh produce, nostalgic and vibrant villages serves up a rich dose of natural beauty for city folk. This weekend take a trip down to The Highlands to take in everything that is beautiful about the second solo exhibition by painter Laura Jones. Light is Fugitive is now showing at Gallery Ecosse in Exeter where the Sydney-based artist has put her roots down setting up both a studio and home.
It is no secret that Jones has worked as a florist and still finds herself on occasions working for Grandiflora – the greatest of floral wonderlands. Making the absolute most of the rambling gardens around her cottage, Jones started picking flowers and arranging them in her studio challenging herself to capture them before they began to wilt. The overflowing bountiful collections are forever immortalised in this collection of works, the show’s name Light is Fugitive taken from a quote from Margaret Preston, one of Jones’ greatest inspirations.
The light and colour of the ephemeral moments we find in nature reminds us of the constant changes of life. It is a breath of the freshest country air and a moment to stop and smell the roses and who doesn’t need that?
We enjoyed a Chat in a Chair with Laura Jones last year. Take a look here.
Credits: Laura Jones