Jane Bain - Painter & Printmaker

March 28th, 2019 · 37 mins 41 secs

About this Episode

"One of the most challenging things about my art is choosing the fruit! Grocery shopping has never been quite the same since I began to search out the most engaging 'models' for my paintings and prints."

Jane is a London-based painter and printmaker with a fascination for light, nature and scale. Born in Chelsea, she studied art and design at Wimbledon School of Art and the London College of Printing and lived in Singapore and Hong Kong for a while, where she also studied Chinese calligraphy. Jane regards all her subjects as portraits, whether flora or fauna, exploring the character behind each model, be it the figure-like shape of pears that exude human qualities, the secret of an unopened lily, or the playful cheekiness of a bird.

For her most recent work, Jane has been experimenting with variable printing techniques. Using stencils, she paints directly onto silk screens, applying the paint in many layers to create depth and texture. The application of colour can be controlled to a certain extent, but the process is all the more intriguing because there is an element of randomness when the paint is drawn through the screen.

Why not have a look at her artwork over here while listening? It enriches the experience and provides context.

Check out Wimbledon Art Studios here and remember to attend their next art fair in the fall!

Big thank you to Six Umbrelllas and Free Music Archives for the music!

Music: "She Does Her Best (feat. Small Colin)" by Six Umbrellas
From the Free Music Archive