2020 Honoree LaToya Jones

LaToya Jones is a sought-after contemporary artist. She is founder and CEO of her company, Forever Royalty. LaToya is well known for her mixed media pieces, each of which requires time and patience to create.

The first thing you will notice about Jones’ work is that it glitters.  According to LaToya the layers upon layers in her artwork are symbolic and represent a diverse variety of humanity’s search for an ultimate purpose. She believes that life has the uncanny ability to imitate art.

LaToya’s work and the very process of how she creates her stunning pieces of artwork illustrate and bare witness of art imitating life.  Beginning with a rough wooden canvas, to the use of naturally timeworn and singed papers, accented with diamonds, amethyst and many other precious stones; each brings a sense of cultivation to her designs.

Jones has won numerous awards and recognition for her artistic works and many design collaborations.  Her work has been featured with HGTV, Good Morning America and Sotheby’s New York.

LaToya resides in Dallas Texas and is active in her community.  Her efforts extend to multiple organizations including Dwell with Dignity, a non-profit organization, designed to help families escape poverty and homelessness where she currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors.

Jones loves working with youth and is a certified educator. She has been known to devote her time and resources to work with special needs and at risk teens.

She considers being a Wife and Mom of three sons among her greatest accomplishments.