Jane Somner

Winter Birches
Watercolour on paper
36 x 36cm
Dockyard Rust
Watercolour on paper
22 x 29cm
Butterfly Hunt
Mixed media on paper
23 x 23cm
Barbara Hepworth
Watercolour on paper
22 x 27cm

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.


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Jane Somner


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