Artist: Jane Atherfold
Artist: Jane Atherfold
Billingsgate Fish Market
From Jane’s ‘London By Night’ Gallery
Painting inspired by Francis Sandwith’s photograph
As a student , I was inspired by Francis Sandwith’s atmospheric “London by Night- A Century of Photographs” (published by Chatto & Windus) taken in the early 1900s. I was struck by Sandwith’s dramatic black and white photographs depicting London in a bygone age. I remain fascinated by the use of black and white and have since begun my own collection of sketches and photographs of London.
Size: 60cm x 90cm
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About The Artist
Jane Atherfold grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. She studied Fine Art at Rhodes University, South Africa, where she graduated with a BA degree in Fine Art (Painting) in 1990.
In 1995, Jane moved to England, and after 16 years as a working mother, has resumed painting full-time. She paints a wide range of subjects, enjoying landscapes the most and draws inspiration from nature. She is especially interested in the influence of light.
Capturing mood and atmosphere through establishing a sense of place, use of tone and colour are elements intrinsic to painting and what Jane strives to achieve in her work.
Jane works primarily in oils on canvas, although she enjoys working in other mediums as well. The English Romantic painters, Constable and Turner as well as the French Impressionists, Monet and Pissarro, are important influences in her work.
Jane is currently working on a series of French landscapes and rural villages in the Dordogne region; South African landscapes as well as “London by Night”, a series of black and white paintings based on the evocative photos of London in the early 1900s, taken by Francis Sandwith.
Jane welcomes commissions and would be delighted to discuss the details of your requirements. The original paintings shown here are just a few of those available for sale: please refer to Jane’s website (by Surrey Artists) to see all of her paintings.
Some of Jane’s work is reproduced in the form of giclée prints which can be obtained by contacting Jane by phone or email.
Jane is a full, exhibiting member of the Guildford Art Society.
Jane is also a member of the Molesey Art Society and the Sunningdale Art Society.
27th Feb-10 March 2013 Robert Phillips Gallery, Riverhouse Barn, Walton-on-Thames Surrey
Art Society Exhibitions:
Guildford Art Society Spring Exhibition
17-28 May 2013 at St Mary’s Church, Quarry Street, Guildford, Surrey
Guildford Art Society Autumn Exhibition
12 October- 2 November 2013 at Guildford House, Guildford, Surrey