Artist: Jane Atherfold
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About The Artist
I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, graduating from Rhodes University with a BA degree in Fine Art (Painting) in 1990, having been fortunate enough to study under George Coutouvidis. In 1995, we moved to England, and after many years in formal employment, I resumed painting full-time.
I paint a wide range of subjects, enjoying landscapes the most. Drawing inspiration from nature, I am especially interested in the influence of light. Capturing mood and atmosphere through establishing a sense of place; use of tone, colour, texture and line, elements intrinsic to painting, are what I strive to achieve in my work. Primarily using oils on canvas, I enjoy working in other mediums as well.
The English Romantic painters Constable and Turner, as well as the French Impressionists, Monet and Pissarro, are key influences in my work.
I welcome commissions and would be delighted to discuss the details of your requirements.
Original Art & Fine Art Giclée Prints
All of the paintings on my website are original works. Some of my work is reproduced in the form of giclée prints which can be obtained by contacting me by email.
Jane is a full, exhibiting member of the Guildford Art Society.
Former member of the Molesey Art Society and the Sunningdale Art Society.
On resuming painting in 2011, I started building up a portfolio and had a solo exhibition followed by a number of shared exhibitions in 2013. Since then, I have relied on word of mouth and the internet to sell my work.
Solo Exhibition: Feb, March 2013 Robert Phillips Gallery, Riverhouse Barn, Walton-on-Thames Surrey
Guildford Art Society Spring Exhibition: May 2013 at St Mary’s Church, Quarry Street, Guildford, Surrey
Guildford Art Society Autumn Exhibition: October, November 2013 at Guildford House, Guildford, Surrey