Jane has concentrated on etching for many years but more recently has been venturing into acrylic painting and digital drawing; this was mainly because of the lockdown, it gave her time to pursue other techniques. Jane's ideas for prints often arise from animal and bird studies and she finds using the medium of etching enables her to show the detail and texture of the skin, fur or feathers of the subject. Other inspiration for her work comes from her immediate surroundings, small glimpses of everyday scenes or places she has visited in England or abroad.
Jane's work includes multi-plate prints where several plates are combined to make a final print. She was commissioned to do a multi plate print for the Radcliffe Hospital Trust which consisted of 42 plates, that was quite a challenge! The aim in her work is to portray the characters of the animals she is drawing, or to capture the mood of a scene that has inspired her. She strives to create the texture and feel of the subject she is drawing or painting.
Jane has exhibited her work in many galleries and numerous art fairs. She is a member of Oxford Printmakers and Oxford art Society.
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