Biography – Andy Jones

Andy Jones

Andy Jones received his MFA in Studio Art from Louisiana Tech University in 1982 and a BA from St. Andrews College, North Carolina in 1980. During the 1980’s he worked as a designer and illustrator for The Ingraham Clock Company in North Carolina. In 1990 he moved to Connecticut to practice and teach painting, drawing and design.

Andy Jones’ paintings in oil and watercolor explore the beauty and nuances of the New England landscape. He has an extensive exhibition record and has received awards throughout the United States. Professional highlights include producing the design used for the US Mint’s Connecticut Quarter and election into The Connecticut Fine Arts Academy and The Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society. His works are included in the collections of the Macon Arts and Sciences Museum in Georgia and the Mattatuck Museum in Connecticut. His Eastern colleagues have sought him out to illustrate their publications. These include banjo illustrations for Richard Jones-Bamman’s book Building New Banjos for an Old Time World (University of Illinois Press, 2017) and book cover and story illustrations for Raouf Mama’s book, Why Monkeys Live in Trees (LSM Publications, Benin, 2013).