I would be delighted if you'd come to my exhibition to enjoy my vibrant paintings inspired by the natural world. You'll see birds, landscapes, trees, butterflies and much more. As well as paintings I have signed prints, tea towels, greetings cards, calendars, and coasters.
I'll be showing my work alongside my brother Paul, who makes exquisite drawings, washed with watercolour, of buildings and townscapes. You'll love it.
Our exhibition takes place in a large, light and airy conservatory in my beautiful garden in Freeland, rural West Oxfordshire. You're invited! Come and have tea with us in our new gazebo.
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See my Online Catalogue for Artweeks 2022 here: https://janetomlinson.com/artweeks-2022-online-catalog/
See my Complete Works of 2021 here: https://janetomlinson.com/complete-works-2021/
COVID SAFETY: The usual covid precautions will be in place. And to be doubly safe, we'd really appreciate it if you would do a lateral flow test before visiting. Thanks!
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
I make colourful, vibrant paintings inspired mostly by wondrous things from the natural world - birds, animals, trees, landscape, anything! I’m unfeasibly fond of maps.
I was born in Stratford-upon-Avon and travelled widely before coming to study in Oxford decades ago. I then made Oxfordshire my home and 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. I especially admire van Gogh, Gauguin, Hockney, Matisse, and 17th century Dutch and Flemish artists.
For the past decade, I have been hand-drawing and hand-painting maps. In 2016 I won a prestigious award from the British Cartographic Society for my map of the Shipping Forecast. In October 2021 'Bird Migration Map' was featured on the BBC's Autumnwatch!
You can see all my work on my website: https://janetomlinson.com