“Bulb Narrative 29,” Sheep Jones.

Sheep Jones is the featured guest artist at Local Color Gallery in December, January and February. 

Jones, who works in oil and wax, says her paintings begin in layers.

“Small Work 189,” Sheep Jones.

“Layers add extra interest, leaving swatches of colors in their wake. These are perfect tidbits for the imagination.”

Jones always looks for “the puzzle pieces to suggest a narrative. The thing is, all people have stories. Often, they will look at one of my paintings and recognize in it their own story, their own past, their own dreams.” Some of the stories Jones’ paintings will tell are about bumblebees, birds and botanicals, figures, fish and root vegetables.

Born and raised in Waterville, Jones studied art at the University of Southern Maine. She has exhibited her work in several solo and group shows and galleries in the U.S. and Europe. In 2003, she was chosen as Artist of the Year at the Torpedo Factory in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. She now lives in Belfast.

Local Color Gallery is at 135 High St., Belfast. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in December and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday in January and February. Learn more at localcolorgallerymaine.com.

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