Published in the Jan-Feb 2012 issue of MyLIFE magazine
A multitalented professional, Zack Jones is very much at home in the various disciplines of photography, art and illustration. He was recently commissioned by MyLIFE Magazine to create a series of prints that will focus on key political, national, local and community subject matter the magazine feels needs printing. It is also planned that, at some point, these commissioned renderings will be available for purchase at a special event, and a portion of the proceeds will aid selected local charities. Jones’ first illustrations, “We Are All Americans First!” and “Working for Our Future” appear below. (Click on each image to enlarge)
The editor of MyLIFE is certain these illustrations will resonate with the magazine’s readers.
A resident of Cave Creek, Ariz., Jones attended the Art Institute of Phoenix and is a self-taught oil painter. He first started his artistic journey at age 25. In 2002, he met Cave Creek artist Sergio Ladron de Guevara and, despite the age and cultural differences between them, the two instantly connected. Their teacher/student relationship continues to this day.
“I primarily paint on location, or from my photographs,” Jones explained. “Photography has, incidentally, become as important as the painting. My photography career started with a class in 1995. Working in the photography industry and being exposed to professional photography has been my biggest influence. The pen/ink/watercolor studies are my version of illustrations. Sergio has influenced this technique tremendously.”
Jones’ work has been singularly featured at Esteban Sabar Gallery in Oakland, Calif., the Old Market in downtown Omaha, Neb., and Galleria Bellas Artes in Cave Creek.