Project Description

Javier T Dones, Tampa Artist

Javier was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico in 1967.
Graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1990 from the Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico.
Currently living and working from his Studio at the ArtLofts in Saint Petersburg, Florida since 1992.
My native land is the tropical paradise of Puerto Rico. The island is both, exuberant in natural beauty and rich in culture. All elements feel intense, like loud voices.

When it comes to the expression of the arts, I often execute my work with the same intensity and loudness.
The voices of nature are the ones that speak loudest to me. Especially the hidden icons of sacrosanct spontaneity.
The perfect designs that would elude the usual attention. My current work springs from that lifelong fascination for the natural elements. Copper is the main working material, but also other metals; natural pigments and enamels are often incorporated in the pieces. Chemistry processes and techniques as developed by the Master of the Arts, Jack Lebowitz, are my vehicles.”The pieces you enjoy on my current collections were created using the fumed copper, metals and enamels and mixed media on metals techniques. The coloration is the actual copper patina, organic pigments and/or glass enamels, elicited by our unique chemical processes.

Education
Associate in Science, Physical Therapist Assistant,
Saint Petersburg College, 1993 – 1996
Bachelor in Fine Arts, Major: Paint, graphics and sculpture,
Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, 1988 – 1990.
Studies in ceramic design
Casa Candina, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1990.
Under Graduate education in Theology and Philosophy,
Universidad Central de Bayamon, Puerto Rico, 1985 1988

  Recent exhibitions:
“Art of Tampa Bay: Tampa Bay Magazine Covers”; Produced by Galleries on the Go
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Florida; November 17, 2016 to January 13, 2017.
“7th Annual National Arts Program: John Hopkins Exhibition”
John Hopkins Medicine, Turners Concourse
Baltimore, Maryland; April 5, 2016 to June 6, 2016.
“MHNJ First Annual Artists Showcase 2016”
Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
Gulfport, Florida; April 1 and 2, 2016.
“Triptych”: Javier T Dones Solo Exhibition
ArtLofts Second Floor Gallery
Florida; October 2015.
“CU Upstairs” Copper Art Work by Javier T Dones and Rebecca Skelton;
ArtLofts Second Floor Gallery
Florida; October 2014
“Variances” ” Solo Exhibition, ArtLofts Lobby, St. Petersburg,
Florida; August 2014
“Go Green” Collective Exhibition, ArtLofts Lobby, St. Petersburg, Florida; March 2013
“Open Your heARTS” Collective Exhibition, ArtLofts Lobby, St. Petersburg, Florida; February 2013
“Renew” Collective Exhibition, ArtLofts Lobby, St. Petersburg, Florida; January 2013
“What Moves You” Collective Exhibition, ArtLofts Lobby, St. Petersburg, Florida; November 2012
“Creative Freedom” Collective Exhibition, ArtLofts Lobby, St. Petersburg, Florida; August 2012
“Put Everything in the Basket” Solo Exhibition, ArtLofts Lobby, St. Petersburg,
Florida, July 2012
“Just Look Inside” ” Solo Exhibition, ArtLofts Lobby, St. Petersburg,
Florida, September 2011
“The Elements” Solo exhibition, September 2010 ArtLofts Lobby, St. Petersburg, Florida; September 2010
2010 Designer Show house at Ovation, St. Petersburg,
Florida; March, 2010
24th Annual Art Spring 2010Juried Exhibition, City of South Pasadena,
Florida; March 2010
“Eyes of March”, Collective Exhibition, ArtLofts Lobby, St. Petersburg, Florida; March 2010
“New Resolutions”, Collective Exhibition, ArtLofts Lobby, St. Petersburg,
Florida; January 2010
“Smoking”, Collective Exhibition, ArtLofts Lobby, St. Petersburg,
Florida; October 2009
“New Horizons”, Solo Exhibition, ArtLofts Lobby, St. Petersburg,
Florida; September 2009
“Red Hot Summer”, Members Exhibition, Florida Craftsmen Gallery,
Florida; July 2009
“Moon Over Artlofts”, Collective Exhibition, ArtLofts Lobby, St. Petersburg, Florida; May 2009
“In Memory of Jack Lebowitz” Retrospective Exhibition, Florida Craftsmen Florida; April 2009.
2009 Designer Show house, St. Petersburg, Florida, March 2009
23rd Annual Art Spring 2009 Juried Exhibition, City of South Pasadena, Florida;
March 2009

Fumed Copper Art

flower artwork

“Flower # 1”

   24 in. by 24 in.    $550.00

copper artwork

“Flower # 2”

18 in. by 24 in.  $415.00

copper art

“Flower # 3”

12 in. by 24 in.      $275.00

flower art

“Flower # 4”

24 in. by 24 in.     $550.00

home stylists

“Flower # 5”

18 in. by 24 in.   $415.00

copper art

“Flower # 6”

12 in. by 24 in.   $275.00

javier t. dones painting

“Seismic Activity #1”

36in. by 24in.   $825.00

javier t. dones luxury painting

“Seismic Activity #2”

36in. by 24in.  $825.00

javier t. dones painting

“Seismic Activity #3”

36in. by 12in.  $415.00

luxury home styling

      “Horses that Look Into Your Soul”

24 in. by 24 in.     $550

home stage art rental

      “Horizontal Lightning”

36 in. by 36 in.     $1237

Javier t. dones luxury painting

      “Breaking Code #2 “

12 in. by 6 ft.     $825

javier t. dones painting

      “Open Book #3 “

24 in. by 24 in.     $550

javier t.dones artwork

      “Palm”

24 in. by 24 in.     $550

javier t. dones luxury artwork

      “Red Drops”

24 in. by 24 in.     $550

javier t. dones painting

      “Heaven #2”

36 in. by 48 in.     $1650

copper art

      “Flower #7”

24 in. by 24 in.     $550

Metals and Enamel Art

javier t. dones painting

“Fan Coral”

24 in. by 24 in.

$600

javier t. dones luxury artwork

“Anemone”

24 in. by 24 in.

$600

Copper and Enamel Art

javier t. dones artwork

      “Desert #1”

24 in. by 24 in.

   $550

javier t. dones painting

      “Cave #1”

24 in. by 24 in.

$550