Jane Askey

Jane graduated from Manchester Polytechnic with a degree in Printed Textiles and subsequently worked as a freelance textile designer and lecturer. She taught and inspired university students for thirty years, combining this with a career in painting and designing.

Working outside over the years has helped her to inject more energy and spontaneity into her mark making exploring the physical quality of the medium, exploring the contrast between the gestural painterly brush marks and drawn linear elements to evoke the character and mood of a specific place.

"Not quite knowing the outcome of each new painting is the spur that drives me to create. I feel an excitement when beginning to paint, there is an urgency to start and see where the painting process of observing, experimenting and interpreting takes me."