Biography

I teach challenging painting, drawing and simple printmaking courses and workshops to adults and work professionally as an artist. Considerable experience in the line management and training of tutors and in monitoring good practice has enriched my own performance, evidenced by student feedback:

‘the instruction is thorough, sensitive and clear and individual support is provided throughout…the teacher has a vision for developing the skills of all members of the group. This is very good teaching.’

‘Jane was an excellent teacher both in the group work and more structured formal teaching and also at an individual level where her encouraging and informative comments and instruction were invaluable.’

Education and Professional Qualifications

2010 MAEd (Contemporary Arts Practice) Oxford Brookes University

2008 Artist Teacher Scheme - Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Educational Practice, Oxford Brookes University

2001 Return to Teaching, Oxford Brookes University

2001 City and Guilds 7307, Stage 1 (Adult Learning)

1980 PGCE (Art Teachers’ Diploma) University of Bristol

1978 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Bath Academy of Art

1975 Pre-diploma in Art and Design, Northampton School of Art

Further Professional development includes courses include: selected drawing and painting courses including short course at Emily Ball’s Studio, Oxford Brookes short course - Experimental Drawing, Safeguarding Adults, Health and Safety and Wellbeing for Managers, Appraisal Skills…

Work History as an Artist (selected examples)

Annually Solo Oxfordshire Artweeks Open Studio Exhibitions

2019& previous Regularly selected for Oxford Art Society Open and Members exhibitions

2017 Selected for National Open Arts Annual Exhibition, Bargehouse, London’s South Bank

2016 Selected for Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition

2012 Solo exhibition Ordinary Landscapes, O3 Gallery, Oxford

2012 Group exhibition Lost Landscapes, The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England, Oxford

2012 Solo Exhibition ‘Where Can We Live But Days?’ Oxford Brookes University

2010 (&1999) Artist in Residence, Garsington Opera

2009-2010 Artist in Residence, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford

1983-2004 Commercial freelance Illustration for publishing, packaging and advertising

1986-1990 Lithograph editions, published Curwen Studio, London W1. published Abacus (colour printers) Ltd

1986-1990 Screen-print editions, published Belgravia Contemporary Arts

Books - The Colour Pencil Artist’s Pocket Palette, published Batsford, The Coloured Pencil Artist’s Bible and various illustrations for cookery books and magazine articles.

Work in Collections - Lloyds Bank, Rank Xerox, Cambridge City Council, London Transport, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, many private collections

Prizes - Lloyds Bank Young Printmakers Award 1985, Tom Coates Prize for the Oxford Art Society 2004 and 2005

Commissions - Murals and paintings

Work History as a Teacher

Current Studio painting and printmaking courses and workshops for adults (Independent project Development, Towards Abstraction…)

Tutor, Oxfordshire Adult Learning, Oxford Summer School

Previously Tutor line management including quality processes and training for tutors. Tutor, Denman College, Ardington School of Arts and Crafts, Lord Williams’s School (O.C.C.), Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre School, Oxford, Independent and State Schools Partnership, Supply teaching, workshops for various educational authorities.

References on request