A long-awaited retrospective, this exhibition will display Jim Jones’ art from grade school, high school, college, his Mexico period (1961-1975), and especially his now-famous landscape period (1976-2009). It includes all seventeen paintings from his last show in the fall of 2009 at the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, shortly before his death. Works appear chronologically. Thus, visitors can see how this unique artist grew and evolved: from a portrait and figure painter, using a spare palette inspired by Andrew Wyeth, to a landscapist who “found the distance,” as Cézanne put it, like no other. For locals, this show is a chance to reconnect with an artist and paintings they know and love. For newcomers, it allows SUMA to showcase the artistic journey of its favorite-son master painter.