'Beating the Bounds', an ongoing body of work refers to the peripheral extremities of my physical world for much of 2020. Circular walks allowed me a boundary of about 6 - 8 miles. As ever, I am particularly aware of the area's flora and farming. For those of you who know the east side of Oxford, this includes Shotover Hill, Littleworth, Wheatley and Horspath. I know them well.
The second subject grouping is set along the Cornish tin coast. Here, the awareness is of the shape of the land, traces of past use and the sometimes overwhelming influx of second home re-use.
There will also be a selection of work made in previous years, cards and a few prints, along with sketch books for browsing. The show is hung in both the house and studio; you have plenty of space to look and linger and to ask questions.
Information on classes will be to hand.
Jane trained at Bath Academy of Art, the University of Bristol and Oxford Brookes University.
Alongside her painting practice, for 20 years, she worked as a freelance commercial illustrator in publishing, packaging and advertising for clients including Sainsbury’s, London Transport, Saatchi Design, Penguin, Random House and Oxford University Press.
Since 1980 she has taught challenging drawing and painting courses which enable students at whatever level of experience or ability to develop their own art practice. With experience, teaching has become interrelated with her practice.