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Jane Ansell


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

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