"Poppies" 18" x 24" oil/linen Available at Mountainsong Gallery www.monutainsonggalleries.com
Gamblin Award, Plein Air Southwest Salon 2013
Boldbrush 3rd Place Award, Janaury 2012
Boldbrush FAV 15%, January 2012
Boldbrush FAV 15%, September 2011
Paint America Top 100, "Washout Patterns", 2011
Paint America Top 100, "Loche Vale", 2011
"Artists Choice Award", Coastal Paintout 2011
6" Squared at Randy Higbee Gallery Award Winner, April 2011
Southwest Art Magazine Award, Plein Air Southwest, April 2011
"Finalist", Canvoo Boldbrush Monthly Competition, December 2010
People's Choice Award, Coastal Paintout, 2010
Paint the Parks Top 100, "Alberta Falls", 2010
Paint the Parks Top 100, "Washout Patterns", 2010
Salon International Top 60, 2010
Texas based artist, Rusty Jones, traces his earliest influence to his grandmother who was the first to place a paintbrush in his hands and encourage his interest in art. He vividly remembers her studio on the second floor of a historic home that once served as a stagecoach stop just outside of San Antonio. She would set up still lifes for him to draw or take him outside where she would set up her French easel and paint landscapes. "She had a crusty, difficult personality and could be as mean as a barnyard billy-goat, but when she began to paint you could see the joy in her face as she glided her brush across the canvas."
Rusty graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Communications and the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas with a Masters of Science Degree in Medical Illustration. He is a Certified Medical Illustrator and a Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators. For over three decades Rusty provided highly technical medical art for major pharmaceutical companies, medical product companies, medical journals, surgical atlases and ad agencies.
Rusty's love of sports led him into sporting art which landed him illustration assignments with such notable magazines as Golf Illustrated, Golf Magazine, the Golf Journal, the Masters Journal and American Way Magazine. He also provided sports art for the Coca-Cola Foods Division for the Summer Olympics, the Dallas Cowboys NFL team and the Dallas Mavericks NBA team.
Now Rusty focuses his artistic skills painting the Western American landscape. Following in the tradition of John Singer Sargent, Julian Onderdonk, Portofino Salinas, Edgar Payne and many other great American painters Rusty travels throughout the country painting the landscapes before him. "Painting outdoors takes passion. Without it the wind, heat, snow and bugs will drive you indoors. I enjoy my time in the studio, but it doesn't make my heart race like it does when I am outside."
Upcoming Events and Exhibits
Masters of Miniature Show Trailside Gallery 7/15/2013-7/28/2013 Reception: 7/15/2013 ()
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