About the Artist
Teleri Jones grew up on a dairy farm in North Wales, which nurtured
her strong attraction and affinity to the natural world. A growing
awareness of her talents and a desire for wider experience led her
to seek formal training in art and design.
Teleri completed a degree in ceramics followed by a masters degree
at the Royal College of Art in London. Additional study at Oxford
University and the winning of a number of student competitions led
to a sponsorship from the prestigious French luxury-goods company,
Hermès. Following graduation she began working with the company
as a product designer.
While designing for Hermès and other firms, such as Elizabeth Arden,
Conran Shop and Elida Faberge, Teleri created highly successful
product lines including handbags, perfume bottles and numerous crystal
products. Her hugely successful "Bubbles" product line
for Hermès' Saint-Louis crystal division has become and international
classic recently celebrated in a tenth anniversary commemorative
Teleri has been the recipient of numerous awards, her work has
been exhibited throughout Europe and the Far East and has been featured
in publications such as Vogue, Design Week and London Times.
A chance visit to the Bahamas became a turning point for Teleri.
The profound natural beauty of the islands inspired her to explore
new forms of artistic expression and led her to establish a studio
near Hope Town in the Abacos.
Working with a rich diversity of natural materials combined with
acrylics, Teleri draws upon her proven skills and techniques to
explore, experiment and render native elements into innovative abstract
art -- rich in texture, form and colour, often whimsical, and alive
with the beauty of the islands.
Teleri believes that much of her work is inspired by the "language"
of the organic elements themselves. Forms, colors and textures of
palm and shell, seed and leaf, feather and fin, guide her interpretation
of the harmony and unity of tropical life.
Through her work Teleri has created a unique and whimsical vision
of land and sea, plant and animal, that extends from the subtlety
of tree frog fingerprints on a window pane to the ripple of wind
on the sea.