Jane Kell studied Art Theory and the History of Art at Essex University, afterwards she worked in public relations first for IPC Magazines, then as Publicity Director for the fine arts publisher Phaidon Press, and later Head of Press for the National Gallery.

 

Having worked professionally with artists and galleries for many years Jane felt increasingly drawn to painting, attracted in particular to the work of British painters such as William Nicholson, Euan Uglow and Mary Fedden.  In 2010 she started painting with oils and discovered that she loved the intensity of the pigments and the freedom of working 'alla prima'.  She made a make-shift studio at the end of the garden and found she was spending all her time painting and that there was a demand for her work.

 

Today Jane paints full-time and divides her time between painting and teaching an adult art class in SW London.  She is known as a colourist and for her still-life paintings and landscapes - more recently she has started to paint abstractly - this new work is on a larger scale and allows her to use colour more expressively.

 

In May 2017 Jane was invited, along with 8 other artists, to participate in a french artist-in-residence scheme in Brittany.   In September 2017 she will be showing some of her latest work at the New Artist Fair in the Old Truman Brewery in London, EC1.

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