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FILL IN our magazine survey (opposite) and you could be the lucky winner of one of Chris Jones’s beautiful 2019 Poultry Calendars.
Artist Chris has been producing an annual calendar of his poultry paintings since 2016. His 2019 calendar features a mixture of older works and recent paintings — many of them commissions for keepers of specific breeds. Through the calendar he represents the diversity of breeds — both large and bantam fowl — images of birds in their environments and portraits of individual birds. He includes breeds such as the Sussex, Orpington and Silkie, as well as exotics like the Sultan and Yokohama. There are even a few ducks for those who don’t keep chickens.
Chris says: “My calendars have proved so popular over the years that visitors to the National Poultry Show and the Federation Championship Show at the end of each year have come to expect them, often reserving multiple copies for collection at the show. Hopefully each calendar contains something for everyone.” G The 2019 Poultry Calendar by Chris Jones, which is A3 size and produced in full colour, is published by Uniq Publishers and costs £9.99 + £3 P&P (UK). Order through www.chrisjonesart.com.
ABOUT CHRIS JONES…
CHRIS JONES has been a full-time artist for nearly 20 years. He has painted a variety of subjects in that time — from exotic wildlife studied during travels abroad, to familiar British and domestic subjects. For the last decade he has concentrated on poultry — both portrayals of specific breeds that appeal to experts and enthusiasts alike and larger works featuring many birds that are deliberately reminiscent of the works of classical artists, such as the 17th Century Dutch painter Melchior de Hondecoeter.
First-hand knowledge of his subjects is of utmost importance to Chris’s style of work, and to this end he has kept several breeds of bantam himself. He also regularly visits breeders and poultry shows to study and photograph specific birds.
Drawing inspiration from a variety of sources, he often combines meticulous drawing and oil painting technique with complex and intriguing compositions to create unusual and arresting images.
Chris, who has exhibited his paintings both in the UK and the US, lives and works in Wiltshire.