Jane's work explores the relationship she has with the landscape that surrounds her in Cornwall. Her works always start with a connection to nature be it from a walk, canoe trip or chance discovery with her rural environment.
She has an accomplished style allowing her to not only represent her inner emotion but also the detail, either obvious or suggested, with her subjects. Her inspiration is born from a reaction to her experience with the Cornish landscape but is never obvious or representative, preferring to capture the way unconscious emotions transport us to a fuller more meaningful relationship with our surroundings.
Her sensitive translation of this relationship produces work that is mindful and moving, delightful and deliberate. Her works are not bound to singular style and say as much about her mind's eye as they do the physical world from which they are drawn.
Based in her Cornish studio near Newlyn, Jane is a recognised talent from the Cornish Art Scene and one of the gallery's most popular painters.
PGCE (F.E) University of Sunderland 2005
MA Fine Art (Distinction) University of Sunderland 2003
BA Honours Fine Art University of Sunderland 1993
BA Exchange Year Valdosta State College, Georgia USA 1992
Foundation Course Cyprus College of Art 1990
EXHIBITIONS – SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2012-2016 Badcocks/ REN Fine Art – Affordable Art Fair (London)
2015 Walking into memory: 60 Morrab Road (Penzance)
2012 BUCCA Gallery, drawing show, Newlyn, Cornwall.
2011 Open Space Gallery, Penryn, Cornwall.
2010 Open Space Gallery, Penryn, Cornwall.
2009 Open Space Gallery, Penryn, Cornwall.
2009 Fresh Air 09, Groups sculpture show, Quennington, Gloucestershire.
2006 Paper Choir, Vogue Beloth Chapel, Redruth, Cornwall.
2005 Roomers, 54 Frederick Street, Sunderland.
2005 Art WeekenderSunderland City Centre.
2004 Eye Candy, Brockdam Gallery, Northumberland.
2004 Outernet, The Waygood Gallery, Newcastle.
2004 Ida Branson, The Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, Somerset.
2003 Do We Look Good in This? MA Show, Hammerton Hall. Sunderland.
2003 What Day of the Week is This? Thornhilll Park, Sunderland.
2003 Reach, St Thomas’s Church, Co. Durham.
2002 Show Home, Bellway Homes, Wynyard. Co. Durham.
2002 Open Eye, DLI Museum, Durham City.
1999 Gener-eight, V.A.N.E. Newcastle upon Tyne.
1993 Northern Graduates, The New Academy, London.
EXHIBITIONS – SOLO SHOWS
2004 Rose Tinted The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Project Space, Sunderland.
Five large scale, ‘colour-field’ oil paintings.
2004 In The Light of Day Rotterdam House, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
A series of painting installations.
2007 – 2009 TEND – Collaborative residency and projects with artist David Paton
2006 Drawing It In, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance.
2005 Roomers – an artist-led project in a disused victorian building, Sunderland – Installation of drawings made from 800 mono-prints.
2007 TEND – Grants for the Arts Award, Arts Council England -SW. A year long artist residency, Trewidden Garden, Penzance.
2005 ROOMERS – Grants for the Arts Award, Arts Council England – NE.
2002 Outside – Grants for the Arts Award, Arts Council England – NE