Jane Vaux: Remembering St Michael's Mount

Jane Vaux: Remembering St Michael's Mount


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In cool, aquamarines and neutral shades, using loose, strong brushstrokes and a palette knife, Jane defines the perspective as the view she has chosen recedes from wet, ozone-soaked beach in the foreground towards the iconic outline of St Michael's Mount in the distance. Figures progress along the causeway towards the Cornish landmark and there is a remarkable sense of movement, yet the whole scene gives a sense of calm.

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:100cm, W:121cm

Acrylic on canvas

Unframed: designed to hang unframed on canvas stretcher

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