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Jane Vaux: Walking through Oxford


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In this striking view of Oxford’s Radcliffe Camera, Jane describes, from a high viewpoint, the golden stone colour of the iconic building. She carries the verdigris shade of the distant metal dome through to the semi-abstract foreground buildings, creating a strong sense of continuity, which accentuates her powerful use of perspective. Stylised, silhouetted figures scatter the foreground, and the distant street appears bleached with sunshine..

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. Her use 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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