comissioned mural for Jungle Jim Documentary Pictures, Seddon VIC
Samantha Jones …. aka SEAR or SEARious Jones is a prolific Melbourne based creative whose work ranges through 'traditional' media based illustration and design and 3D illustration to large scale aerosol murals. SEAR shares techniques and mentors young artists through workshops and using graffiti as a confidence, self esteem and team building tool on the sideline to keep the creative spark burning. A healthy dose of cynicism, a dark sense of humour and a love for 'humanisms' combined with a heavy influence of Saturday morning, graphic cartoon 'punch', photojournalism and biographical drama and text heavy, screen printed, punk rock posters is apparent in her artwork, as is her love of wordplay, double entendre and cliches. She paints by the philosophy of 'By Any Means/Media Necessary' , and layers all of these elements and applies them to a ‘suitable’, usually recycled, canvas, that adds its own ‘voice’ to the story. Sam is available for private and commercial mural commissions, live demonstrations at your event, workshops and training for any age for private functions, birthday parties, school groups and youth groups and corporate celebrations and team building exercises.