Shropshire based artist Jane Askey gained her degree in Printed Textiles and the lineage is easy to see, the economy of media and bold confident stokes are her trade mark. Jane paints most days, working either outside or in her studio using sketchbooks and photographs as reference.
Jane likes to travel, she has a fascination with remote islands in particular the Greek Cyclades and the Outer Hebrides. Many of Jane’s paintings are from an elevated vantage point, the colours whoosh and swirl in contrast to the solid and defined architecture.
“Not quite knowing the outcome of each new painting is the spur that drives me to create. I feel an excitement when beginning to paint, there is an urgency to start and see where the painting process of observing, experimenting and interpreting takes me. The process also involves questioning whether I have communicated the feeling of a place or thing and I work away until I find it through the handling of the media”.