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.  

QUALIFICATIONS

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.

 

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

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.

 

AWARDS

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