Jane is inspired by being outside in big open spaces. She is drawn to places at the extreme edges of the British Isles responding to the huge skies and the vast sweeps of land of Cornwall and the Outer Hebrides.

 

This new collection of paintings responds specifically to St Ives exploring its quality of light and the elemental nature of weather and sea in relation to the town. The body of work is informed by the personal experience of walking and exploring St Ives with a particular fascination with views from high up. Jane returns at different times of the year observing changes in light and weather. Sketchbook references and photography play a useful part in developing a painting but her major concern is to capture the essence of the place, remembering what it felt like to be there.