Elizabeth Fortescue article on Australian artist Alan Jones in The Daily Telegraph.

Storms could not wash away inspiration

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In April this year, the day after Sydney’s spectacular storms, artist Alan Jones arrived at his Alexandria studio to find 17 of his new paintings floating in melted hail. They were ruined. Jones had left the paintings on the studio floor where he could look at them. Some were finished and some were nearly there. He had to bin the …

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones titled 'Painting 131 (North Coogee)' wins the 2015 Mosman Art Prize

Alan Jones turns heads with his winning painting for the Mosman Art Prize

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A painting that narrowly escaped being thrown into a skip bin has won the Mosman Art Prize. Artist Alan Jones was announced on Tuesday night as the winner of the prestigious $30,000 prize for his painting of North Coogee with two human faces hovering over the landscaped. Jones confessed to the large audience at the Mosman Art Gallery that the …

Elizabeth Fortescue, ‘First Fleet heritage guides artist’s brush’, The Daily Telegraph, 2 November 2012, page 104, Reviewing Alan Jones' exhibition.

First Fleet heritage guides artist’s brush

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Had convicted thief Robert Forrester been executed in 1783 as decreed by an Old Bailey judge, the exhibition now showing at Watters Gallery in East Sydney would never have come about. But history records that Forrester’s death sentence was commuted to seven years transportation on the First Fleet, and he arrived in Sydney aboard the Scarborough in 1788. Forrester’s direct …