Fay Jones, b. 1936
Demi-Mondaine
1989

Acrylic, collage on paper
78" x 84" x 2"

Seattle City Light Portable Works Collection


Fay Jones is a figurative painter who acknowledges underlying narrative with confident originality. Her work is layered and theatrical, boldly colored, smoothly rendered and often highly patterned. The artist describes this painting as a "heavily constructed and very deliberate painting of an aloof, displaced woman with other disconnected figures in an appropriated Chinese landscape. I was living in the South of France where I was acutely aware of being a foreigner. I was able to use that awareness to my advantage in the studio."