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Jane Ansell


Jane Ansell'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. Her accomplished style allows her to not only represent her inner emotion but also the detail, either obvious or suggested, of her subjects.

Her inspiration is born from a reaction to her experience with the unique 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 a 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.

2005 PGCE (F.E), University of Sunderland
2003 MA Fine Art (Distinction), University of Sunderland
1993 BA (Hons.) Fine Art, University of Sunderland with a year at Valdosta State College, Georgia, US
1990 Foundation Course, Cyprus College of Art

Selected Exhibitions
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, group sculpture show, Quennington, Gloucestershire
2005 Roomers, 54 Frederick Street, Sunderland
2004 Rose Tinted, The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland
2004 In The Light of Day, Rotterdam House, Newcastle Upon Tyne
2003 What Day of the Week is This?, Thornhilll Park, Sunderland
2002 Open Eye, DLI Museum, Durham City

2007 TEND, Grants for the Arts Award, Arts Council England
2005 ROOMERS, Grants for the Arts Award, Arts Council England
2002 Outside, Grants for the Arts Award, Arts Council England

Studio Shots