Jane Tomlinson makes vibrant paintings of the natural world. Jane uses careful drawing and lively colours to express the truth and beauty revealed by nature.
Jane was born in Stratford on Avon and travelled widely before coming to study and settle in Oxford. She graduated in 1988 with a degree in Fine Art and Art History, working in drawing, printmaking and paperworks, but never in paint. She taught herself to paint much later.
She is fascinated with the natural world, history and science. Good drawing and colour are the cornerstones of her work. She especially admires van Gogh, Gauguin, Hockney, Matisse, and 17th century Dutch and Flemish artists.
Jane is an obsessive traveller, and her globetrotting frequently inspires many of her works. But there is plenty of inspiration at home in rural west Oxfordshire, too.
As well as being a painter, Jane is part time PR manager for the Campaign to Protect Rural England’s Oxfordshire branch, and a freelance writer. During her varied career she worked for a decade as communications manager for a women’s charity in Oxford, but has also been a horseback cattle-musterer, petrol pump attendant, international student advisor, IT marketing manager and life drawing teacher.
Jane is married to photographer Moth Clark and has a daughter, a son, a step-son and a vicious stripey cat called Seafer.