Welcome To The Home of Ernie's Art

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Ernie Jones - Artist

Even as a child, I liked to draw – especially airplanes. I grew up in Alexandria, Virginia, and began my art education at Mount Vernon High School. After graduation I drew on my love of airplanes and joined the United States Air Force. While on duty in Keflavik, Iceland, I was juried into the correspondence school, Famous Artists School of Westport Connecticut, whose eleven founding members included Albert Dorne and Norman Rockwell. After the Air Force, I continued my art education at Northern Virginia Community College.

I moved to Orange County in 1972. Since Southern California offers such an incredible array of beautiful and historic sites, after retiring from United Airlines, I decided to resume my fine art career. I enjoy bringing my artistic interpretation to familiar local venues in Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. I prefer a realistic style, and use strong, rich colors in my work, paying great attention to detail. Before I start a painting, I take several photos of the subject, and then work from a compilation of preferred elements in each shot. I also paint commissioned art where I often work from a favorite family photo. My paintings can be found in homes and businesses across the U.S. and in Asia.   I never stop learning. I collaborate with artists in this gallery, and even draw inspiration from watching art classes on public television. I feel my knowledge and understanding of art continues to grow through increased exposure to other fine artists with whom I share ideas and experiences.

Ernie is a founding member and director of the Artist Eye Gallery located at Cress Street and South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, California.  You can see his art, along with 16 other artists, on display at

Artist Eye Gallery
1294 So. Coast Highway, Suite A
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone 949-497-5898. 
Visit the gallery's website at http://www.artisteyelagunagallery.com/.

If you want to spend a fun evening in Laguna Beach, please visit our gallery during the First Thursdays Art Walk, a city-wide event throughout Laguna Beach, held on the First Thursday of every month from 6 - 9 p.m. Over 40 galleries open their doors to friends and visitors and provide refreshments, live art demonstrations and great interactions with the artists.
For more information on Art Walk, please visit the website at http://www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com/.  



“Although my formal training seems limited, I never stop learning from other artists, no matter what media or form. I even draw inspiration from watching art classes on public television. Since joining the Orange County Fine Arts Association, I feel my knowledge and understanding of art continues to grow through increased exposure to other fine artists with whom I share ideas and experiences.”

 

 

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me. I do commissioned work and would be very happy to discuss the subject or idea you have in mind. Just email me at erniesart@cox.net or give me a call at
714-832-4252 or 714-349-8456 (cell).


To view my paintings, please click on Online Gallery - Page 1, 2 & 3 above.

 

Ernie Jones

 

Artist Eye Gallery

1294-A South Coast Highway

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

949-497-5898

http://www.artisteyelagunagallery.com/

 

 

Ernie with Sunday Morning Cruise

Paintings are Available for Sale and Customization

My painting "Sunday Morning Cruise" can be customized for you.  There are two boats in the painting that can have any name you choose on them.  I will paint the names you choose onto the boats for a one-of-a-kind piece of art

Please visit my Online Gallery (above) or visit the Artist Eye Gallery in South Laguna Beach to appreciate the paintings in person