Bonnie Beauchamp Jones (who sells her paintings under the name “Beauchamp-Jones”) is an award winning artist whose interest in art dates back to 1965 when, as part of a junior year abroad in Paris, she studied art history at The Louvre.*
In the years that followed, she pursued graduate studies at The University of Paris and obtained a Master’s Degree in Anthropology and a Juris Doctorate in Law. She completed a successful 22-year career in the law, serving as Chief Counsel for one of America’s largest corporations. Her legal responsibilities took her frequently to London and other foreign capitals, and in 1998 she was listed in Euromoney Publication’s Guide to the World’s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers. During her legal career, Beauchamp-Jones pursued her early interest in art as a passionate avocation, finding time to study art at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 1999, she retired from the law to pursue painting as a full-time career.
Having worked and studied in Europe for a number of years, including work as a bilingual guide in Paris and the Loire Valley, Beauchamp-Jones speaks French and Italian. She travels to Europe frequently to paint. Her love of art and her extensive travel throughout the world have resulted in highly prized paintings of a very personal style that often depict foreign landscapes and cityscapes and objects collected abroad.
Her work has appeared in a number of juried and non-juried shows, and she and her husband–fellow artist, Robert Mead Jones — have been the focus of articles in Philadelphia Magazine, Vero Beach 32963 and The Wayne and Suburban Times. Beauchamp-Jones’s paintings are prepared in oil on linen or cotton canvas. She sells her work through direct sales, juried and non-juried shows and fine art galleries. Her work has been represented by galleries in Santa Fe, Philadelphia and New Jersey, including the Philadelphia’s oldest and largest gallery The Newman Galleries.
Her approach to art has been to concentrate on quality rather than quantity, assuring that each painting is a gem. Her goal in art is simple: To follow her own Muse, and thereby produce works of beauty that are an enduring pleasure to behold.
* Born Bonnie Bushong, she uses the original French spelling of her maiden name (Beauchamp) in signing her paintings and marketing her work as an artist.