The painter and print-maker Jane Lewis has devoted much of her life to the visual arts. She first studied at Hornsey College of Art and then later at The Slade, where she won The Slade Prize in 1977 and subsequently taught. In addition, she has received numerous awards from the Fellowship in Drawing by the Henry Moore Foundation, the Arts Council England and Oppenhein-John Downes Memorial Trust to name but a few.
Jane uses primarily oils on canvas, pastels as well as drawing and print-making in her studio based work. Her technique is influenced by artists of the early Italian and Northern European Renaissance as well as the ancient Roman frescoes of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Ostia. Her art deals with the ambiguous and surreal, and often includes cats as metaphorical symbols. Several cats have been her companions throughout her life, and Jane says, “I think that cats (all kinds, domestic and wild) are among the most beautiful of creatures. I like their looks, their character and sensuousness, and therefore it is natural that I should want to include a cat from time to time in my painting.”
Jane’s work can be found on book covers, in art catalogues and magazines, and she has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the UK and in Europe.
If interested in purchasing a print, some of the photos are clickable and you will be taken to Jane’s store.
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Painting comes framed.