Expressing a strong sense of physical energy, Jane Hodgson’s paintings use colour, light and surface to describe the natural world coupled with human emotions – love, fear, seeking, solitude, striving, hope, joy. Rather than creating a literal representation, she imbues each piece with the feelings of being human and part of the landscape.
“The pleasure of pretty art draws on dissatisfaction: if we did not find life difficult, beauty would not have the appeal it does”. (Art is Therapy, Alain de Botton and John Armstrong. Phaidon Press Ltd, London, 2017, pp19.).
Jane Hodgson, SWAc, MA Arts & Ecology, BA (Hons) Fine Art.