Jane Wachman’s Background and Style
Before becoming an artist, Jane worked in the fashion industry. Jane's abstract landscape paintings contain a real sense of place and reference her fashion background and travels. Influenced by her time spent in locations from the South Downs to London to India, Jane's work has become an amalgamation of these contrasting environments. Mirroring the coastal hues of West Sussex to the vibrant fabrics of Indian saris, Jane lets her choice of colours mix themselves on the canvas.
Jane uses a process of deconstruction and reconstruction, of subtracting and adding, to allude to constant renewal. Thin translucent layers and exposed white space juxtapose bright palettes of hot reds and fiery ambers, showing traces of what was before to evoke transience. This idea of taking something away to create something new is integral to her practice and, in many respects, represents how disposable society has become.
Exhibitions and Commissions
Jane has exhibited with the Mall Galleries and The Other Art Fair, The Truman Brewery, London (2021). She regularly takes on commissions for works to adorn home and office walls. She was shortlisted for the National Open Art competition (2015) and The Threadneedle Prize (2017).