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.

Jane is constantly evolving in style, she doesn’t pigeon hole herself in to any one way of working, she celebrates change, it leads to new and exciting work.

She is primarily an oil painter, painting on canvas; she also includes ferrous powders that she makes rust, marble dust, pure pigments and gold and aluminium leaf. Alongside working in oils on canvas, she sometimes uses a transparent plant based material as a ground on which to paint, the organic material alludes to the need for all of us to care more about the damage of using plastics; oil painted in bright transparent earth and sea colours with added ferrous powders, aims to remind us of the beauty and richness that is our earth.

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“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. 

For more information on how she works please click here to go to her ‘about’ page.