Jane is exhibiting in Top Drawer at The Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country Park, Poole, 22 June to 3 July 2023.
With strong drawing at its heart, the show curated by Bournemouth artist Tom Marshall brings together UK and overseas artists in a vibrant mix of painting, printmaking, contemporary lace, carved porcelain and more.
Jane developed her entry from the drawing project she will explore in her next TAL course for 2024 on Stylisation.
Wishing to encourage students to expand the sketching skills at the heart of most design work, she will be making the suggestion: ‘add a bunch of flowers to your supermarket basked and spend a few minutes over the following week developing confidence with drawing practice’.
So she did that herself, examining a jug of lilies, and then dug into the Victorian design literature she collects, to explore their advice on how to work out a pattern.
Tom’s invitation, drawing together a very personal selection of artists whose work intrigues him, presented the ideal opportunity to take Jane’s project to the finish.