Jane Vaux: Walking towards Big Ben

Jane Vaux: Walking towards Big Ben


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Jane Vaux’s Walking Towards Big Ben is an impressively large canvas filled with light and movement. A vibrant cityscape, Jane paints the view from the steps of the National Gallery, down Whitehall with the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben in the distance. Prominent in the foreground is the marble plinth of Nelson’s Column against which are silhouetted black figures. Jane's use of colour is controlled and powerful: to the left is the turquoise water of the fountain pool, behind a blast of red paint, suggesting London buses. Semi-abstract, with strong vertical striations of paint, the scene is highly evocative of the vibrancy of Trafalgar Square.

Jane 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:122cm, W:150cm

Acrylic on canvas

Unframed: designed to hang unframed on canvas stretcher

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