Artist Statement: I am a man beast and I have travelled the world alone. I only own a few things and I feel welcome in any village because I keep things simple. I don’t ask for anything .I am not a yes please man. Instead, I am a how can I help beast. Jane Parkes.
Medium: Mixed media on paper
Dimensions: 26.5 x 22 cms
CHG Director's Statement: Jane Parkes' figurative paintings, set in a fantasy world could be considered theatrical. I do know the time spent on developing her compositions is of little care to Jane because when she is art making she is completely fulfilled and taken to a place which provides comfort!
Jane’s exacting and considered compositions reflect a high degree of skill and control, which she has developed with the gouache medium. Jane’s inspiration commences with an image which creeps into her consciousness “a shape or a wall paper design; the ideas develop”.
Jane has an appreciation of all things art and the joys of life including music, art teaching, theatre, acting, animals, people and their care etc. Her paintings, often drawn from her fantasy life of thoughts and dreams are also based upon life’s experiences and happenings.
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