In this highly evocative landscape, Jane uses her powerfully descriptive style to describe the changing weather – sun, wind and rain – as it crosses a range of Cotswold hills. With strong brush strokes and a palette knife, the canvas is alive with the elements and their impact on the distant blue hills, while the fields in the foreground turn from amber, to green and gold. The animating effect of the wind and fresh air leaves one almost invigorated.
Jane Vaux is an artist who works on a large scale, producing expansive canvases that explore her areas of interest: seascapes, landscapes and more recently cityscapes. Some of her work is realistic in style; some moves towards a more abstract freestyle. Mainly working in acrylic paint (although she does work in pastels and charcoal) the surfaces of her canvases have an expressive texture, built up by layers of thick paint with vertical striations. These are juxtaposed with patches where that weave of the canvas showing through also makes a statement. The controlled us of strong colour is a powerful component, as is light which seems to shine out of her work.
Jane holds art workshops, teaches and exhibits extensively both in Devon and Oxfordshire.
More of this talented artist's works are on display in our lovely Burford Art Gallery.
Dimensions (approximate): Image: H:152cm, W:122cm
Acrylic on canvas
Unframed: designed to hang unframed on canvas stretcher
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