Jane Lewis


Jane's paintings are based upon the landscapes and seascapes of Norfolk and Suffolk. Although Jane sometimes sketches on site, she often commits an image to memory, incorporating the simplest of ideas.

The paucity of the information enables the painting to develop well away from the sketch though it remains a valuable reference point throughout the whole process. The paintings are layered, and gestural. Paint gets scraped off, reapplied and so on, until Jane feels there is a balance of information, harmony and energy.

Jane studied at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, taking a joint honours in Fine Art and English. After a period of teaching art and a career in publishing, she moved to Suffolk, and started painting again full time in the 1990's. Amongst others, Auerbach, Bomberg, Diebenkorn and Hilton have influenced her work. Jane's paintings have been widely exhibited and are held in collections worldwide.