Artwork copyright Fay Jones. Photo courtesy of Washington State Arts Commission.

Artist's Pool (from the Water series), 1990

Fay Jones
(American, born 1936)

Location: Washington State Arts Commission, Mount Vernon


Artist's Pool (from the Water series) is part of a series by artist Fay Jones on the theme of water. The expressive paintings tell stories about water in general, as well as the artist's connection to the sea.

This painting is part of a series created by Fay Jones for the collection "Who We Are: Autobiographies in Art." The series was commissioned by the Washington State Arts Commission in partnership with the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction in 1990.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Who We Are: Autobiographies in Art Collection.


Fay Jones is a Seattle-based painter who creates playful and insightful narrative compositions depicting stylized figures, symbols and landscapes. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), she has created several major murals and public art installations in the Seattle area, and was the subject of a retrospective organized by Boise Art Museum in 1996. She received the 2005 Twining Humber Award for lifetime artistic achievement.

Material CategoryWork on paper - mixed media
MediumAcrylic paint, sumi ink, and collage on paper
Dimensions22 5/8 in x 30 1/4 in (sheet)
ID NumberWSAC1991.028.000
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyMount Vernon School District
Artwork LocationWashington State Arts Commission
Not on display. At ArtsWA pending return to site.
WA CountySkagit
Site TypePublic School
Address314 N 9th St
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Geo. Coordinates48.423266 | -122.328633
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