Statement

Jane Pine is an artist living and working in and around Dartmoor National Park in Devon. Her practice provides a meditation on the subjects that are important to her. Whilst literature helps to spark ideas, it is often her own personal experience, the people, places and objects that surround her, that provide inspiration. Her process involves connecting fragments of thoughts or memories, together with real life subjects, to create a painting that has a narrative beyond its aesthetic value. Jane’s paintings are representational, but often elements of abstraction are introduced through the painting technique or from bold compositional decisions such as, using the corners and edges of the painting to interrupt the subject. Excited by the vibrant and subtle qualities of oils, Jane uses a variety of painting methods, but commonly applies the paint in thin glazes using brushes, rags, silicone tools and her fingers. Often scraping or wiping back the layers to reveal a glimpse of what lies beneath. Working on wood panel and occasionally linen canvas, Jane uses a strong a tonal palette, with variations of light to set the mood of the painting. Her landscape paintings develop instinctively, but figurative subjects demand a more considered approach.

Jane graduated from Plymouth College of Art in 2017 with a first class BA(HONS) Degree in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking. In 2017 she won the Emerging Artist Award from Devon Artist Network for excellence in painting and has subsequently exhibited in the South West and London. Jane is currently on the 2019 Mentoring Course at Newlyn School of Art.