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Jane Askey

Abbey Steps and Penzance Harbour

Abbey Steps and Penzance Harbour

oil on paper
56 x 76cm
£1295
Almost Night Porthmeor

Almost Night Porthmeor

oil on paper
32 x 31cm
£435
Beached
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Beached

acrylic on canvas
60 x 90cm
Bright Lights, Bright Whites St Ives

Bright Lights, Bright Whites St Ives

acrylic & gesso on board
21 x 29cm
£450
Corner of Regent Square
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Corner of Regent Square

oil on paper
18 x 28cm
Expanse
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Expanse

acrylic on canvas
70 x 100cm
First View of the Harbour

First View of the Harbour

oil and ink on paper
30 x 42cm
£595
Glow
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Glow

oil, collage & gesso on board
21 x 29cm
Godrevy Lighthouse from Barnoon Terrace

Godrevy Lighthouse from Barnoon Terrace

oil on paper
56 x 76cm
£1200
Golden Apple Tree Flooded with Moonlight
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Golden Apple Tree Flooded with Moonlight

mixed media on paper
30 x 42cm
Harbour Sands revealed at low tide, St Ives
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Harbour Sands revealed at low tide, St Ives

oil & pencil on paper
56 x 76cm
High Above, Low Tide

High Above, Low Tide

acrylic on canvas
100 x 100cm
£2500
Indigo Seas

Indigo Seas

acrylic on canvas
60 x 90cm
£1650
Late Summer in Zennor
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Late Summer in Zennor

oil and graphite on paper
45 x 53cm
Looking over the Rooftops from Tate St Ives

Looking over the Rooftops from Tate St Ives

oil paint & pastel on paper
30 x 30cm
£450
Moonlit Harbour Houses
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Moonlit Harbour Houses

acrylic on paper
23 x 29cm
Morning Mist Penzance
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Morning Mist Penzance

oil on paper
56 x 76cm
Morning Walk St Ives
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Morning Walk St Ives

oil and graphite on board
30 x 30cm
Morning Walk to Kitty’s Corner

Morning Walk to Kitty’s Corner

oil on canvas
30 x 40cm
£495
Mousehole Harbour
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Mousehole Harbour

oil and graphite on paper
56 x 76cm
Mousehole Harbour, Mid Tide

Mousehole Harbour, Mid Tide

oil and pencil on paper
56 x 76cm
£1050
Northerly Wind, St Ives

Northerly Wind, St Ives

oil on paper
30 x 42cm
£595
Palm Trees St Ives
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Palm Trees St Ives

oil and gesso on board
21 x 29cm
Regent Square Palm Trees

Regent Square Palm Trees

mixed media on paper
21 x 30cm
£425
Sea Mist Lifts

Sea Mist Lifts

acrylic on canvas
70 x 70cm
£1495
Soar High
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Soar High

acrylic on canvas
100 x 100cm
St Ives Blues
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St Ives Blues

oil & pencil on paper
30 x 30cm
St. Ives and Palm Trees
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St. Ives and Palm Trees

oil and graphite on paper
56 x 77cm
Summer Blue Sky, St Ives
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Summer Blue Sky, St Ives

mixed media
29 x 29cm
Summer in Regent Square
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Summer in Regent Square

oil on paper
19 x 28cm
Summer St Ives
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Summer St Ives

oil & pencil on paper
56 x 76cm
Sweep of Cloud over Regent Square

Sweep of Cloud over Regent Square

oil on paper
30 x 42cm
£595
Sweep of Sand
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Sweep of Sand

oil & graphite on paper
55 x 76cm
Tide Going Out, Abbey Steps

Tide Going Out, Abbey Steps

oil on paper
30 x 42cm
£595
Turquoise Sea, Storm Sky St Ives
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Turquoise Sea, Storm Sky St Ives

oil on paper
56 x 76cm
Walk to find a High Up View

Walk to find a High Up View

oil on paper
19 x 19cm
£395
Washing Drying St Ives
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Washing Drying St Ives

oil on paper
56 x 76cm

Walking is an important part of my thought process, it helps me think more clearly, form ideas and discover new subject matter. Sometimes the simplest everyday view can provide an exciting new beginning for a painting. Drawing on location helps me to record these initial thoughts and observations. Working outside over the years has helped me to inject more energy and spontaneity into my mark making.

I particularly enjoy views from an elevated vantage point or an unusual angle. The architecture of towns and harbours has recently inspired new paintings. In drawing and painting the interlocking shapes and colours of houses, boats and other architectural details it feels like I am solving a visual puzzle with a different and surprising solution with each painting.

Not quite knowing the outcome of each new piece is the spur that drives me to create. I feel an excitement at the beginning of a new painting, there is an urgency to start and see where the painting process of observing, experimenting and interpreting takes me. The process also involves questioning whether I have communicated the feeling of a place or thing and I work away until I find it through the handling of the media.

Jane Askey graduated from Manchester Polytechnic thirty-one years ago with a degree in Printed Textiles and subsequently worked as a freelance textile designer. She taught and inspired university students for thirty years, combining this with a career in painting. Jane’s original paintings have been exhibited in galleries throughout the UK and her paintings have also been licensed worldwide. Clients include The National Trust, Woodmansterne Publications, Paperchase, The Art Group, Phoenix Trading, Clare Maddicott Publications, Abacus, Cancer Research, The Robertson Collection and John Lewis.

Based in Scotland, with a studio that looks across the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh, Jane travels widely and sketches on location, experimenting with drawing and painting using mixed media in response to the landscape, the coast and architecture. Her background in textile design is evident in her approach to organising composition, colour and texture. She often works en plein air and this is reflected in her approach to handling paint, exploring the physical quality of the medium, allowing the gestural brush marks to suggest where land and sea meet with an emphasis on exploring colour, texture and light to evoke the character and mood of a specific place. Back in the studio she works on a range of surfaces referencing sketchbooks, photographs and memory.

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