Our initial impression of Jane Harris' painting is the strong, almost violent orange colour. Two shapes, reminiscent of fingerprints or perhaps blobs of jelly, sit either side of the composition. On closer viewing of the painting, with its even and controlled brushstrokes, more subtle variations in colour and tone become apparent. Although the brushstrokes are highly visible, the process is difficult to discern and the sequence of strokes used to create each form seems to appear without beginning or end. Jane Harris studied at Camberwell School of Art and Goldsmiths College in London, and has exhibited her works widely.
Jane Harris was born in Dorset and studied at several art colleges including Camberwell School of Art and Goldsmiths’ College in London. She has exhibited widely in the United Kingdom and overseas, including recent shows in Southampton, Stuttgart and New York. A solo exhibition of her work, Divine, was held at Hales Gallery, London in 2005. In 2006 she resigned as a Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths and moved to south-west France with her family to focus fully on her artistic career. Her paintings use elliptical forms derived from classical gardens that she has researched while travelling in Japan and France.
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