O-A: What is art to you? Is creating an urge, necessity or maybe an incontournable, essential way of life?
Antonia Glynne Jones: Art to me is a passion and a journey, often very frustrating but every so often extremely rewarding when “a piece works and is inspiring”.
O-A: What wouldn’t you do without art? What did you discover, achieve with it?
Antonia Glynne Jones: Without art, my husband says “it is likely he would be murdered”, I think he is exaggerating a lot, however I would not be the same without it.
O-A: If a person, artist or not, influenced you, what kind of question would you ask him/her?
Antonia Glynne Jones: To the person who influenced me, I would not ask a question, rather thank them profusely.
O-A: Who or what inspired you artistically; a person, artist, event, experience…
Antonia Glynne Jones: Initially many years ago, I was browsing in a shopping mall and this guy was demonstrating in a gallery / framers window, using glue and mixed media and setting fire to the glue to produce a wonderful colour and pattern – I had never realised “art” could be so fun as my primary education is in science and that set me off.
O-A: What was the most interesting statement you heard about your work?
Antonia Glynne Jones: Most vivid statement / remark by an artist who I respect greatly “you are an artist’s artist, a lot of the public will not like your work but the 1% who do will absolutely love it.
O-A: How do you search for inspiration and themes for your work?
Antonia Glynne Jones: I search for inspiration and themes from the landscape, urban, country or sea, usually with some man made structure in it.
O-A: How has your art changed over time? Why?
Antonia Glynne Jones: My art has changed over time, it has become much freer and much more painterly.
O-A: Are you a synesthet? Have synesthet ever commented on your paintings? How?
Antonia Glynne Jones: No I am not a synesthet.
O-A: What names do you give your artworks?
Antonia Glynne Jones: The names I give to my artworks all refers to the original references and inspiration that the work developed from.
O-A: What do you usually talk about with your collectors?
Antonia Glynne Jones: I usually talk about my current work, inspiration and technique.