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Jane Keay

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Artwork for Jane Keay

Wind and Motion

Out of the Solitude

The Wait

A Lifetime of Cats

High Tide, Full Moon

The Prescence

In the Deep Midwinter

Arthur's Stone


How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I taught myself to use watercolours, which I love to combine in layers and layers, creating a sort of 'inner glow', sometimes, overlaying with fine line ink drawings and sketches.
Inspiration 'arrives', rarely needing to seek it, to see me, more often than not, in a 'serendipitous encounter'. I have always sensed a 'landscape of the body, mind, and spirit; feeling the ancient, past, present, and future perhaps, telling their own stories.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

A personal interpretation, in inks and watercolours, of that which I see and feel around me.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I was born in Shropshire and have lived and worked in the Borderlands of Wales and England for most of my life - brought up by grandparents in a rather fine blue-bricked and castellated Victorian house, surrounded by a huge 'secret garden', full of vegetable beds brimming with carrots, peas, beans and many sorts of 'wild foods'; apples, nuts, and dandelions to graze upon during the lazy days of my childhood, plus all creatures great and small, and my pet rabbit who roamed free for most of its life, welcoming me each day at the garden gate, home from school.
It was home that I found the gifts of time, space, wonder, the freedom to fill my mind, senses, soul and imagination...
I have always drawn, and later in life, admired the books of early 20th Century, brimming with the illustrations of Rackham, Tunnicliffe, the Robinson Brothers - Thomas, Charles and William.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I love teaching, and have taught for much of my life, in schools, with small groups, from the age of four to ninety-four year olds!
Contact me for this year's schedule or one-to-one lessons. Workshops and exhibitions listed on my website.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Self-taught and keeping an open mind on all that surrounds me, using that as inspiration

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Various Galleries in Shropshire, Mid Wales, the Borderlands.

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Regular exhibitor at Made in the Marches Gallery, Kington.
Bluestone Gallery, Hay-on-Wye
Oxenham Gallery, Leominster
Various Fairs and Events

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