As a studio landscape painter, I devise and build a final image through many stages and layers of paint away from the location. Initially, an arrangement of forms or motifs informed by quick drawings made on site (recording look, feel, energy) and importantly, integral to the subject, are established. The work is resolved through construction (and deconstruction) of composition, colour relationships and mark-making.
Subjects are rooted in landscape. Currently, an interest is in the shape and form of buildings evident of past land use, often dilapidated or unused. The selected work records these in their different environments, the way that they are of the landscape.
The two ‘Lockdown ‘Garden paintings were made last year over the whole Spring and Summer. I found it a difficult time to paint and stuck with these, adding and subtracting as the season moved slowly on.
Greetings cards from original paintings are available for sale on site and by mail order. Look at the video to make your choices, either on this site or on my personal website.
The exhibition venue is large and well ventilated. Numbers inside will be monitored but it should be possible to maintain a good 'flow'! There is space and seating in the garden to wait. Please wear a face covering and use the hand sanitiser before entry (and warm clothing according to the weather!)
Jane trained at Bath Academy of Art, completing a BA in Fine Art and Printmaking in 1978 followed by a PGCE at the University of Bristol and in 2010 an MA in Art Education at Oxford Brookes University.
Alongside her painting practice, for nearly 20 years she worked as a freelance commercial illustrator in publishing, packaging and advertising for a wide range of clients including Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, London Transport, Midland Mainline, Saatchi Design, Reader’s Digest, Longman, Heinemann, Penguin, Random House and Oxford University Press.
Since 1980 she has worked in schools, colleges and many private organisations, teaching challenging drawing and painting courses for all ages, which enable students at whatever level of experience or ability to develop their own art practice. She works to their needs as a teacher and facilitator. Considerable experience in the line management and training of tutors and in monitoring good practice while working for Oxfordshire County Council and Abingdon and Witney College, has enriched her own performance, both as a teacher and professional painter and printmaker. With experience, teaching has become interrelated with her practice.