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JANE STOTHERT

My paintings and prints are influenced by my time as a Graphic Designer, which is where I became interested in simplifying my images into colourful geometric, hard-edged shapes.

To prepare for a painting or print I make lots of drawings, simplifying them as I go along. Recently I have started to make blind drawings, which results in unexpected shapes that would not happen from an observed drawing. From my drawings I create colour collages which can be manipulated until the desired effect is finalised. The image is then transposed on to a canvas. It is important to me to eliminate the texture of the canvas, so that nothing interfers with the colour.

My favourite tool is the da Vinci 50mm soft brush, because it helps me create a smooth surface and holds the paint well.

My favourite material is Lascaux Studio acrylic paint, because with the addition of screenprint paste and water a consistent matt finish is obtained. I do not want any reflection to spoil the effect of the colour.

I like images of the city because of the geometric shapes created by the buildings, but I also like anything to do with water and light having spent many Summer holidays sailing in Anglesey . There is a special light by the sea.

When people see my work I would like them to enjoy the colour, shapes and rhythm.

ARTWORK

Jane Sothert

'Medieval Steps I'
Acrylic on board
20x30cms

Jane Sothert

'V&A Courtyard I'
Acrylic on board
20x30cmsa

Jane Sothert

'Holland Park, Autumn'
Acrylic on canvas
122x91cms

Jane Sothert

'Skylight-Science Museum III'
Acrylic on canvas
77x32cms

EDUCATION

1970 - 1973 Brighton College of Education
1981 - 1984   Kingston Polytechnic
1992 - 1993 Byam Shaw School of Art
1993 - 1996 Cheltenham College of Art

Certificate of Education
BA(Hons) Graphic Design
BA(Hons) Fine Art

Member of:

Southbank Printmakers (Co Chair)
South London Women Artists
Espacio Gallery
New Constructivists

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Show:      
The Crypt Gallery at St Martin’s in the Fields 13th-26th June 2011

Selection of Exhibitions:
Wimbledon Studios Open, November 1996
Slade Summer School Group Show, June 1997
Printmakers Council Open, Whiteley's, November 1997
Battersea Contemporary Arts Fair, March 1998/9, 2002, 2005
The Yellow Gallery, June 1998
Clapham Art Gallery, Blue Show, February 1999 / Summer Print Show, August 1999/ Affordable Art Show, October 1999/2000/2001,2003, Affordable Art Fair, Bath, July 2001
Contemporary Print Show with Polar Press, Barbican, February 1999 / April 2000
Printmakers Council Summer Show, Falmouth Arts Centre, 18th May-6th June, 1999
MODE Contemporary Home Show, Business Design Centre, 3-6th June, 1999
Barbican Print Fair with Polar Press, November 1999
One Foot Two Exhibition, Mafuji Gallery, December 2000, 2001
Art on Paper Show, Royal College of Art, 15-18th February 2001
Fresh Art, Islington Business Centre, July 2001
Wyards, Kent, November, December 2003
On the Wall, Olympia, October 2004
3 Years of Art 3 at the Wine Gallery, Chelsea, December 2004
Brighton Art Fair, 24-27 November 2005
Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester August-September 2006
Great Art Christmas Show, Alexander Palace 30th November - 3rd December 2006
Morley Gallery with the PMC, November 2006
20 Impressions, Oxo Gallery, Southbank, 7th -25th February 2007
Glasgow Art Fair April 2007
Kunstverein Villa Streccius in Landau e.V December 2007
Above the Thames exhibition in the OXO Tower, April/May 2009
Tenth Anniversary of Southbank Printmakers at the Crypt June 2010
‘Snap’ with SLWA at Bankside, 2nd-7th May 2012
Printfest, Ulverston, Cumbria with Southbank Printmakers, 5th-7th May 2012
New Constructivists 12, Lauderdale House, Highgate, London 9th-20th May 2012
Inaugural Show at the Espacio Gallery, 19th-22nd May 2012
BITE at the Mall Galleries, London 3rd -15th September 2012
The Constructive Way, Brockley Hall, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London 1st October-1st November 2012
Espacio Original Print Fair, Espacio Gallery, 159, Bethnal Green Road, EC2 7DG 15-20th November 2012
Melange, Espacio Gallery, 159, Bethnal Green Road, EC2 7DG 20-26th February 2013
Urban Angles, Espacio Gallery, 159, Bethnal Green Road, EC2 7DG 24-30th July 2013
Espacio Original Print Fair, Espacio Gallery, 159, Bethnal Green Road, EC2 7DG 2nd-8th October 2013
Urban Life and Geometry, Espacio Gallery, 159, Bethnal Green Road, EC2 7DG 2013 24-30th
July 2013
New Constructivists 13, Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, London W1B 1NT 2nd September to 25th October 2013
Espacio Original Print Fair, Espacio Gallery, 159, Bethnal Green Road, EC2 7DG 1st-14th October 2014
Colour and Materials,, Espacio Gallery, 159, Bethnal Green Road, EC2 7DG 11-17th February 2015