two-people-close-outdoorsA hauntingly beautiful collection of paintings from artist Spero Jones will be on display in Bangalow for one night only, 28 February.

‘Compassion’ is a series of studies of couples exuding tenderness and affection. The larger-than-life, simple yet powerful forms serve as a refreshing and uplifting reminder that compassion can and does exist.

Spero’s works are created from oils, acrylics, spray, watercolour and gold leaf. Being in their presence is said to open the heart.

After leaving Avalon in Sydney with his family at the age of five, Spero Jones has lived most of his life near Alstonville.

While he has been creating artworks for nearly a decade, he has only been painting his soulful images of love over the last few years. With these works he has enjoyed successful exhibitions in Brisbane and Northern Rivers galleries.

“The inspiration for my works of Compassion came more from an elimination process,” said Spero.

“I didn’t want to paint The Pass or the lighthouse or birds or landscapes or single people or depressing images or fruit bowls or houses or abstracts or dogs playing poker … the form of two people gives a very wide configuration of positions and tone. Also they are something I hope people would feel happy about having in their homes.”

Spero invites the local community to join him to celebrate ‘Compassion’, his stunning collection of recent works at the RSL Hall in Station Street, Bangalow, on Saturday 28th February from 6pm-9pm.

For more information contact Victoria on 0400 189 818.

PICTURE: Spero Jones’ Two People Close Outdoors.