Carroll Jones Member Since January 2011 Artist Statement Growing up in the mountains I always had an appreciation for the outdoors and all its wonders. As a child I was always drawing animals and cartoons. Winning my first award for a poster I did for JCPenny when I was 15. Since then I have won a number of awards for my paintings. A short time spent in the big city made me appreciate the outdoors and mountains even more. I am a self taught artist. I spend my time painting the animals I love, and pet portraits. I love going out and taking my reference photographs of whatever wildlife I can find. Spending time outdoors with nature always re-energizes me. I have also been volunteering now for a couple years at our local wildlife rehab center. What a thrill it is to help the baby animals. All are released back into the wild when they are ready, in the area they came from. How rewarding.
You can visit my original website to view my original paintings and wood carvings at http://www.petportraitsplus.8k.com. You may also commission me to paint your favorite pet.