Artist

Jane Somner

Path through a stone wall towards a cottage
Space Beyond
Watercolour on paper
42 x 42cm
Canada goose with swan
River Residents
Mixed Media on Strathmore toned paper
20 x 20cm
View of the gas tower along a path
Going Green
Watercolour & Ink on paper
45 x 45cm
Posy of pink and blue flowers
English Flowers
Watercolour on handmade paper
30 x 30cm

I have always been a 'painter'. Right from the beginning I spent my pocket money on materials - brushes, paper, pencils, paints, whatever I could get my hands on! The passion was further fuelled at school, where I really was only interested in art. Having to earn a living at a young age, it wasn't possible for me to 'further my education' and painting became a hobby rather than providing a living. Painting courses and London and Cornish exhibitions became my artistic lifelines and allowed me to explore and develop my skills. I was fortunate to be tutored by Anthony Wilder for several years.

I love using watercolour and enjoy the way the medium has a life of its own. Sometimes I combine watercolour with inks, pastels or crayons to provide a different dimension, particularly to still life paintings.

RGA Friday workshops provide a great opportunity to experiment with other media and processes, and to meet with fellow artists.

In 2013 I exhibited in a 'one-man show' in Carennac, France. I am a member of the Beenham art group.

www.janesomner.co.uk

Email: jane.somner@ntlworld.com

Mobile: 07917 046542

Jane Somner

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