Mixed Media Paintings on Paper
All Jane's paintings are based on drawings done at concerts and rehearsals. They are not portraits of musicians in the normal sense.
She works from a series of brief sketches, a few written notes and the music which she listens to again if possible .. and her memory of the event. Occasionally, depending on the venue, she is drawing in the near dark.
Achieving a sense of depth in the finished work is important as well as an all important sense of movement through the gesture of the figures. Recently she has been incorporating writing and musical score where it seemed relevant. Jane is working towards integrating the figure shapes into the abstracted shapes evoking the music. The music and the musician are one.