Jane has been a member of the New English Art Club for almost 50 years and a member of the Royal Watercolour Society since 1985. She was a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy and the Royal West of England Academy.
Jane is a passionate supporter of figurative painting. To observe closely and record everyday subjects in her own way is the essence of her paintings. Her oils and watercolours and her prints reflect her response to the quality and surprises of light and colour. She constructs her painting with much thought, building a composition which steers towards the abstract but never foregoing the figurative tradition. Sir Kenneth Clark said that “above all else art must be life enhancing” and Jane’s work reveals and celebrates that for us.
Jane has a studio at her home on the River Thames at Chiswick and another in Wales at her house near Newport Pembrokeshire.
She has had solo exhibitions in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, Ottawa, New York and Cardiff as well as in London galleries including Messums, Pattersons, the New Academy Gallery, The Russell Gallery and the Richmond Hill Gallery.
In autumn 2022 she had a successful solo exhibition at the Gallery y Oriel in Newport, Pembrokeshire.
Examples of her current work can also be seen at the following galleries and on this website:
The Gallery y Oriel, Newport, Pembs www.thegallery-yoriel.com
Thompsons Gallery, Aldeburgh www.thompsonsgallery.co.uk
Chris Beetles Gallery, London www.chrisbeetles.com
Her book Painting in Oils and Watercolour, which was originally published by David and Charles in 2000, is due to be published in China in 2022.
Her first book Painting Figures in Light was published by Watson Guptill in New York in 1982.
She has made with APV Films www.apvfilms.com two films titled Landscapes in Oils and Coastal Watercolours.