Verlee Dowd Jones, a graduate of Stetson University, is a retired business teacher-turned- artist. Always experimenting
with different types of surfaces, she works with oil, acrylic, colored pencil, and watercolor paints. She specializes in
watercolor painting on various forms of Japanese Rice Paper. She also enjoys decorative painting on wood, Masonite,
glass, and metal.
She is an active member of the Valley River Arts Guild, Inc. and the Mountain Regional Arts & Crafts Guild, Inc. She
exhibits some of her work at the Valley River Guild Gallery in Murphy, NC. She is also active in the Cherokee Trail
Decorative Painters, a chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters. .
A past student of the North light Art School, Verlee has taken numerous painting classes in oil, acrylic and watercolor
mediums with both local, national, and international teachers.
Her painting “Snow Forest in Fall” was featured n the December 2005 issue of Watercolor Magic. Her painting
“Decisions, Decisions” (a batik watercolor) was displayed in the “World of Art” Show in Mableton, Georgia in 2008, and
sold at the Bascom Center in Highlands, NC. She also joins the exhibits at the Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris,
Georgia, from time to time. In 2011, Verlee's colored pencil painting "Ocelot" took a BEST OF SHOW ribbon at the annual
Show & Competition of Cherokee Trail Decorative Painters.
Painting pet portraits over the years, Verlee has won many blue ribbons for her acrylic, oil, an watercolor paintings on
many different subjects. To date, this Florida transplant has favored her collectors, friends, relatives, charities, and
benefit auctions with over 1,000 paintings in 10 states.
|Verlee The Artist in her Studio