Artist Portrait: Xavier Jones

After several years of teaching art at Episcopal Day School, Xavier Jones began to feel a familiar pull.

“I felt a call to get back into the field,” said Jones, whose artwork is currently on display at Odd Fellows Gallery at 802 Ellis St. There will be a “flash mob” one-night-only show at the gallery at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

Art has played an important role in Jones’ life for as long as he can remember. He started drawing as a child, and his mother inspired him to follow his artistic inclinations.

“My mother painted,” he said. “She had a dream of working with Disney.”

Jones attended Savannah College of Art and Design to sharpen his artistic skills, and he’s worked in the art field in a variety of capacities over the years.

In addition to painting, Jones works in pastels and pen and ink. He can sometimes be found at local festivals or events such as Saturday Market on Broad drawing caricatures. He’s also taught Manga and comic drawing classes.

One of the projects he’s developing is a coloring book with a character known as Chocolate Chips.

Jones can be contacted through Facebook or via e-mail at xavierjones@hotmail.com.

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