Jane is a Scottish artist living and working in a fishing village on the N.E coast.
She studied at Gray’s School of Art and The Northern College, Aberdeen, before commencing a teaching career which spans 30 + years, both at home and abroad. She now develops her art practice whilst tutoring part-time.
Jane’s Highland Cow portrait paintings are now her signature pieces and they are becoming more and more sought after. She believes her classical art education in the late 70’s and her training in woven textiles and jewellery, informs and underpins the expressive, layered, textural paintings she creates today.
Using a varied mix of techniques and media, her work has been described as: “Amazingly colourful semi-abstract landscapes which are evocative and quite dream-like. The ‘Coo’ paintings are appealing and humorous with bright, engaging colours, tactile surfaces and richly applied paints using gestural marks”.
In her landscapes and abstract pieces, Jane often works intuitively creating complex images which are emotional responses to places she has lived in or passed through.
She aims to entice the viewer to experience something of the initial spark within the image, which fascinated her enough to create the piece.