Brian Sinfield Art Gallery
Exhibition 'Still Life and Me'
Jane's paintings depict simple subjects, often still life arrangements of vases, jugs, flowers on a table commonly found in her everyday domestic environment. Her muted palette gives her paintings a tonal subtlety and her choice of limited subjects give a purity to her work She’s an artist that will make you crave more wall space.
Painting for a solo exhibition is demanding for any artist but Jane explains: “It is enjoyable and fun at the same time. It constantly drives you to produce more work, and to consider what you are doing with both subject matter and composition, and I relish every minute. I like to look at my still life in a different way, not the inanimate objects that they are, but to give them life the way I see them. Never a straight line or a true curve, but a line that is unsteady and diverts from the norm. Looking at an ordinary object and creating a painting that then becomes my interpretation, sometimes something nostalgic like a set of old scales, and then making it recognisable as mine is a special feeling.”
Jane has a distinctive style and is naturally drawn to a muted colour palette. Keeping her palette simple pays special attention to the objects as the main focal point of her work and gives it continuity. There is real passion and purity to her uncomplicated still life, a technique that she has mastered for over twenty years.
Buckingham based Jane has a distinctive style that appeals to her buyers. Collectors of her work can be found across the UK and overseas, and we are thrilled to be holding this, Jane’s second solo exhibition ‘Still Life and Me’.
We hope you enjoy the show.
Image illustrated: Sunflowers | oil on canvas | 100 x 100 cm (featured on the TV programme ‘Old House, New Home’ with George Clarke)
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Exhibition: 15th - 29th October
Vanessa Cooper’s paintings make your heart sing, and she openly admits that she strives to produce paintings “that make people feel good.” Thirteen years ago, Brian summed her work up in three words, ‘Joie de Vivre’ and the term has been used by countless people over the years to describe her work. She revels in the beauty of nature and her painting ’Spring Dawn Magic’ is a beautiful example of how she observes the shades that nature puts together when looking for inspiration. Her vases of flowers overflow with vitality, texture and life. These still life paintings are far from ’still' - they are full of joy and a delight to behold.
Merriment is another word that goes hand in hand with Vanessa’s work. ’Sausage Party’ for example depicts dog heaven for anyone that has owned a four-legged friend. Her animal paintings are part of a series for which she has become noted, packed with humour and English eccentricity.
Vanessa Cooper has been painting since her early teens. She was born and grew up in Hampshire and studied at Portsmouth University. Since 1987, when she first began exhibiting, she has built her reputation with her unique and recognisable style. Vanessa has exhibited at the Royal College of Art and the Royal Western Academy, and her work can be found in private collections throughout the UK and overseas.
We hope you enjoy this, Vanessa’s seventh solo exhibition with the gallery.
Painting illustrated: First Breath of Spring | oil on board | 40 x 60 cm
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The exhibition will feature approximately 30 new paintings. If you would like to join us at the private view on Saturday, 15th October, or would like tor receive a catalogue then please get in touch.
We are thrilled to have received new work from Dr PJ Crook.
From her studio opposite her house in the Cotswolds, PJ creates easily recognisable compositions in both large scale and small scale. She works mainly in tinted gesso on wood in acrylic and sometimes in oil on canvas. With her recurring theme of crowd interaction, she sometimes paints on a corrugated wood support, which gives a three-dimensional effect to her work. Some of these types of paintings have been used as covers for King Crimson’s albums.
She has a distinctive style by including the frame in her painted surface which gives depth and perspective to her paintings, and the viewer has a sense of being invited into each painting. PJ draws from a combination of remembered observation and imagination, resulting in an intuitive and resolved composition.
PJ was born in Cheltenham and studied at Gloucestershire College of Art and Design which was eventually absorbed by the University where she was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Arts in 2010 and in 2011 an MBE for services to art in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
She is represented by galleries worldwide and her work is held in major public, corporate and private collections principally at the Morohashi Museum of Modern Art in Japan, and in France, Saudi Arabia and the United States of America. And in England, Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery, The Imperial War Museum; Standard Chartered Bank and Centric. Private collections include Paul Allen, The Marquess of Bath, the late Jackie Collins and Toyah Wilcox.
Painting illustrated: Extinction Rebellion | tinted gesso on wood | 43 x 49 cm
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