G.Lee Art Gallery - Art by Ada Jones
G.Lee Art Gallery - Galveston Island's Most Unique Art Showcase
Ada Jones
The natural world is enormously important to Ms. Jones and is reflected in her art in deliberate and perhaps, even unconscious ways.  Growing up in La Porte, Texas her grandmother was an avid gardener who would often invite her to enjoy her beautiful yard.   Plants were often shared, with conversation, coffee and time.  Her mother, having a large family, decided to take gardening to the next level, plowing the surrounding pasture to put in vegetable gardens.  That kept Ada and her siblings very busy.  Ada learned about how the moon affects the crops, hard work and bountiful gifts from nature.
 
 Inspired by the gardening, as a young teen she began to transform the beautiful colors of nature into embroidery pieces.  She was not able to take art classes, until high school where excelling in art helped her with her other classes. She received her Associate of Arts from San Jacinto Jr. then joined the United States Air Force. While stationed in Spain she visited the Prado Museum and was stunned by the Rubens, Van Gogh, Cervantes, and more on display. 
 
After her service ended, she received her B. S. in general and art education from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. In Texas City, she was “the” art teacher and referred to herself as the "Art Department of One,” Wanting to share her passion for art with her students through drawing, painting, ceramics, and collage her classes grew with Art Club, Advanced Art classes, art competitions including Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, UIL Art Academic, Jr. VASE, Doodle for Google, and the Texas City Fine Arts Festival.   
  
 Ms. Jones has studied art under the direction of master artist, Shirley Moore Leago. Recently retiring from teaching, her days are now be filled with reflecting the images of nature's beauty, and appreciation for God’s gifts.

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