For a five-minute read on Jane's art for Wildsong, the exhibition in the video, see www.oxmag.co.uk/articles/wildsong.
Nov 2019- Jan 2020 Wildsong - solo exhibition of 55 paintings at the Northwall Arts Centre , Oxford looking at some of the UK's most remote and wild places and also including paintings of many nature reserves especially wetlands in Oxfordshire .
Jan- Feb 2020 ' Shifting Tone' - joint exhibition at The Iona Gallery, Woodstock
June - July 2020 'A love of the Land ' - a solo exhibition at West Oxfordshire Arts, Bampton
July 2020 - joint Summer exhibition at the Wykeham gallery , Stockbridge
July 2020- joint Summer exhibition at Plas Glyn y Weddw , North Wales . These will be paintings of Welsh landscapes.
The W.O.A exhibition will now happen later in the year or next year when Covid -19 allows. The others are likely to go online - I will update when I hear what is happening .
I first started to paint in my 40s .It might be considered rather old to have started a new skill however I feel that I have always been an artist without realising it . From a young age I would spend hours observing the natural world carefully - colours and patterns and shapes of stones and lichen on branches and the play of light on water would captivate me. Photography was my great love and I feel that I came to painting with a good sense of composition but when I signed up to an Arts Foundation Course in Abingdon and Witney college and was first introduced to acrylics and large paint brushes I fell in love with paint and have never looked back. I won the Mary Moser prize whilst at college and as result was given a solo exhibition at the O3 gallery, Oxford followed by an exhibition at The Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot of paintings painted in situ at Didcot Power station and since then have exhibited in many venues and galleries in the UK. My other love is the natural environment and having studied Environmental conservation at university I linked my interest in the countryside with my love of landscape painting. The two go hand in hand for me and I feel very emotional about what I do. I try to bring the time of day and the weather into my paintings and paint how I feel rather than just what I see. I usually work en plein air surrounded by what I love most which makes painting more instinctive, intense and exciting. My recent exhibition 'Wildsong ' has led on to many commissions and requests for me to exhibit. Coronavirus lockdown has put a halt to things for the time being but hopefully I will get back on track soon.