BRIGHT-JONES, Val

c.1948 - ?

Val Bright-Jones

Valerie Jones, originally came from Enfield, North London and attended Hornsey School of Art and after school trained as a cartographer with the Ordnance Survey in Southampton. She moved to Suffolk in 1969 and married Alec Jones in Sudbury, Suffolk. Val studied at St Osyths College, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex 1974-1976, gaining her teaching qualification, and then teaching art at 'A Level' in schools in Suffolk and Essex, most recently at Hedingham, Essex, before taking early retirement. Val spent some time travelling in the Cook Islands and in Australia, where she painted murals, returning to England where she purchased and managed an interior design business for 7 years. Her passion for art continued, and in 2013 gained a B.A.(hons) in Fine Art from Suffolk University Campus and an MA in Arts Practice in 2017. Val enjoys the versatility of undertaking printmaking, sculpture and mixed media but is mainly a painter, experimenting with mixed media and printmaking but drawing is an important starting-point, when the magical quality of paint takes over and develops a life of its own. Val has exhibited at The Minories, Colchester, Art Fair East, Norwich; The Sentinel Gallery, Wivenhoe, Essex; Apex, Bury St Edmund's; Halesworth Gallery; Prettys Art Exhibitions, Ipswich; Ipswich Art School Gallery; Ipswich Waterfront Gallery; Caroline Wiseman, The Lookout, Aldeburgh, Suffolk; Truman Gallery, Brick Lane, London and has a solo exhibition at The Freudian Art Show at St Helens Street, Ipswich and elsewhere. She can also offer short courses or private tuition and is a full member of the Suffolk Open Studios from Firbank, Acton Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk. She added her father's name and now works as Val Bright-Jones. www.valbright-jones.com













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