After graduating from art college Jane Peart worked in a design studio in London before moving to Oxford in 1978. Jane took up etching after completing a printmaking course at the Oxford Printmakers Co-operative.
Jane's ideas for prints often arise from animal and bird studies and she finds using the medium of etching enables her to show the detail and texture of the skin, fur or feathers of the subject. Other inspiration comes from her immediate surroundings, small glimpses of everyday scenes or places she has visited in England or abroad. Her work includes multi-plate prints where several plates are combined to make a final print. The aim in her work is to portray the characters of the animals she is drawing, or to capture the mood of a scene that has inspired her, striving to create the texture and feel of the subject she is drawing.
These include books, brochures, information panels and a series of drawings for a property development company in Oxford. Jane was commissioned by The Oxford Radcliffe NHS Hospital Trust to make a 42-plate etching depicting hospital life – architecture, people and technology. She has also completed a commission of a series of etchings and paintings of a large house and gardens in Hampshire.
Jane has work in the collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital, London; and The Oxford Radcliffe Hospital Trust.
She is a member of Oxford Printmakers and the Oxford Art Society.