Rie Jones is an exhibiting artist with Laurie Beck Peterson
Artists Statement on Reciprocity
Ours is a long distance friendship which spans 3 decades. We steal time away together on small trips to new landscapes making images in a shared environment. Approaching the exploration of nature and light with vastly different styles, the collaboration that follows these trips inspires and sustains us.
We began as film based photographers, but work digitally on these outings. Through the use of a slow shutter speed and neutral density filter, Rie captures the dissolution of nature’s familiar forms. Laurie’s images are representational where figuration is central. Without direction, we create our work independently at the same location within minutes of each other.
Through editing these pairings, during countless hours of phone conversations full of laughter, tears, encouragement, disappointment, pride and love, we feel most connected with our images and friendship. No matter the distance, our shared work feeds our souls.
Artist Bio for Rie Jones
Rie Jones grew up in Chapel Hill, NC where she spent much of her childhood exploring the woods behind her family home and in the mountains of North Carolina during summer vacations. When not in the woods or mountains, she could be found fostering her love of horses.
She began her career as a commercial equine photographer after studying photography at Rochester Institute of Technology. Her work was published in multiple national and international trade publications.
While at RIT she was captivated by the work of Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Franz Marc and Elaine de Kooning, among others.
She is now an emerging artist working in digital photography. In her medium and large scale photographs she employs natural colors and elements in an impressionistic and expressionistic manner.
Rie is inspirited by our shared connection to the one source found in all things. Her work reflects this inspiration.
Currently, she lives with her husband on their horse farm near the Shenandoah mountains in Culpeper, VA.
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