Artwork for Jane Foot
On Solid Ground
Green Green Grass
My paintings are characterised by texture, colour, depth, bold shapes, motifs & words. I work intuitively, responding in the moment to what is in front of me, until the painting is resolved; this often takes months.
For me the flow is the thing - it takes me to a place, a moment in time; manifesting itself in shapes and colours.
My painting process is a little different from the norm. I rarely use paint brushes - preferring squeegees, palette knives, fingers, razor blades - and my medium of choice is wax. I paint by constructing layers of either pigmented hot wax (using a blow torch and heat gun, this is known as encaustic painting) or oil paint mixed with a dense cold wax paste. I then scrape back into the painting, reshaping, layering up again ... and repeat. The physicality of my process eases me into an immersive flow.
I offer two types of encaustic painting workshops at my May Hill Studio on the Gloucestershire-Herefordshire border:
1. 'My Kind of Ironing' sessions - fun 2 hour painting sessions, suitable for everyone, instant art using an encaustic iron and wax paints!
2. 'The Full Kit' session - learn more about the history of encaustic painting and how to paint with hot wax, heat guns and blow torches; use photographs and collage, create a small landscape or abstract piece, or simply explore and experiment in this 4 hour introductory session.
March 1 - 18: The Secret Gallery, Newent
March 9 - April 12: Take 4 Gallery, Ledbury
April 15 - May 12: Made in Ross, 'Guest Artist’, Ross-on-Wye
July 1-9: farOpen Art Trail - visit my Studio in May Hill!
Aug 24-30: Sixteen Gallery, Cheltenham
Sep 2-10: h.Art Trail, The Garron Centre, Llangarron
Access to Art & Design (Level 3) at Malvern School of Art.
Newent: Secret Gallery in Newent (Artist in Residence)
Ledbury: Take 4 (September/October 2021 & September/October 2022), Weavers Gallery (June 2022)
Chepstow: 7Q Gallery (May 2022)
The Secret Gallery, Newent.