Jane Hodgson, SWAc, MA Arts & Ecology, BA (Hons) Fine Art.
‘Jane’s work shows energy and passion, a true sense of the place’, ‘She really gets it’, (Visitors to the Mayne Gallery 2018)
My paintings are often described as ‘powerful’ – what you are seeing is a location but also my emotions and feelings in the world, at the moment of painting – which I hope may resonate with my audience, perhaps subliminally, if not consciously at first.
I was a graphic designer for 20 plus years, then pursued my own art in 2005 completing a BA Hons in Fine Art, Hertfordshire, and in 2008 the MA Arts and Ecology, Dartington. I have always drawn and painted, and now I paint most days in my studio at my home near Bovey Tracey. I am a mentor and private tutor and teach adults weekly in Ashburton. I was elected an Acadmetitian in the South West Academy in 2016.
Only idiots like pretty, sweet things
” Beautiful flowers aren’t a way of avoiding the tougher facts; they are a consolation… the mood that beauty naturally encourages – is a good state of mind to be able to access, given the number of problems we have to face. A taste for pretty art isn’t a denial of the troubles of the world; it shows a wise awareness of the extent of suffering and a concern for bolstering oneself against despair”.
Unknown author of quotes at The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam 2014