ONLINE EXHIBITION! Now open here: https://janetomlinson.com/artweeks-2020-online-exhibition/
My Artweeks exhibition in May, with my brother Paul is, alas, cancelled due to coronavirus. I plan - hope! - to be open later in the year. Nevertheless, right now I still want to show you some the many original drawings and paintings I have made this past year.
I can only show you 10 images here, so if you want to see more, go to my website here: https://janetomlinson.com/artweeks-2020-online-exhibition/ , and keep up to date with progress and ideas at: https://www.facebook.com/artofjanetomlinson/.
I also have a wide range of prints, cards, tea towels and coasters featuring my vibrant paintings and quirky maps.
I make art inspired by wondrous things from the natural world - birds, animals, trees, even plankton! I love colour and careful drawing. And I’m unfeasibly fond of maps.
I was born in Stratford-upon-Avon and travelled widely before coming to study in Oxford, and then made Oxfordshire my home. I have been here every since. I taught myself to paint in my 30s. My ‘natural’ medium is watercolour, but I also use acrylics, acrylic inks, and printmaking using the drypoint technique. Accurate drawing and vibrant colour are the cornerstones of my work. I especially admire van Gogh, Gauguin, Hockney, Matisse, and 17th century Dutch and Flemish artists.
In recent years I have been hand-drawing and hand-painting maps. In 2016 I won a prestigious award from the British Cartographic Society for my painted map of the Shipping Forecast.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT MY WORK:
“Jane has, over the years, produced a body of the most life affirming, colourful and magical contemporary art around. Scenes and depictions of subjects, mostly drawn from the natural world, occupy a beguiling hinterland between realism and the magical and as such, bestride detailed observation and whimsical imagination with delightful results. There’s humour present, especially in Jane’s detailed but almost otherworldly maps of places that offer an unfamiliar view of the familiar.” - Russell B, Manchester, UK
"I was so fortunate a few years ago to visit Eynsham & meet Jane during Artweeks! Jane's art is amazing. She puts her whole self into her work, but mostly her heart. In her work you see her vibrant, astounding love of life. It is fulfilled with a wondrous imagination and an incredible amount of detail. I am in AWE of Jane and her ART" - DiAnne P, Texas, US
"Jane Tomlinson's paintings are a vibrant reminder of the wild life and countryside we all love. Her love of nature shines through, the birds sing to you, butterflies dance and the art work expresses her attention to detail. " - Thelma W, Wiltshire, UK
"Beautiful paintings celebrating the intricacies of Mother Earth, an inspired artist with an exquisite ability to capture the variety and fragility of nature." - Nicki R, Oxfordshire, UK