"I wish I had something lofty to say about my work - something about developing a pictorial language, or perhaps exploring the human condition. Maybe it is all of that, I don't know. What I think I am doing is just attempting to capture moods, the way I feel in a moment. Thoughts, coming and going."

 

"What I want is to create textures, to place a line or color where it seems to belong, to add something recognizable when it feels right, and to avoid it when it does not. I enjoy the little accidents that happen when paint touches canvas just right, or a charcoal or brushstroke just 'works' on the surface of paper."

 

"I am also seeking to engender in the viewer (and myself) a sense of calm and serenity. The world is chaotic and anxious enough as it is. While I appreciate 'heavy' subject matter and social commentary, I do not feel this as a direction for my work."

Cale Jones is a self-taught artist living in Nashville, Tennessee.