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118 ARTIST PROFILE Jane Hargrave

La Grande Theatre, 2018, oil on wood panel, 122 x 122 cm

Immediate Expansion, 2014, oil on canvas, 102 x 102 cm

Jane Hargrave

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rom the perspective of her own lived experience, Jane Hargrave explores with paint the ever-changing human consciousness, developing her own artistic language to communicate personal observations of the universe and its many systems and behaviours. Her paintings burst forth with an abundance of symbolic imagery, overflowing like the bloomheavy stems of flowers in a spring garden; like fruit hanging ripe from the branches of summer trees. Themes of life, death and beauty are explored through landscapes, abstract reflections, figures and faces, rich compositions and layers of brushstrokes, glazes and impasto. As if gazing upon a new world - or indeed another dimension of the world we know - all things familiar are distorted; represented in new colours, shapes

and forms. Throughout the artist’s body of work there remains a harmony and balance; where there is dark there is light, decay and destruction is surrounded by growth and life, the past is looked upon from eyes in the present. Hargrave’s journey through life saw her beginning an artistic career in the early 90s, studying first at Richmond School of Art, followed by Chelsea School of Art and Design in 1992. From her studio in Teddington, South West London she creates her enigmatic paintings which are largely oil on wood panels, canvas and paper, exhibiting in London and the UK with pieces in prominent private collections internationally. janehargrave.com janehargrave@yahoo.co.uk

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Inside Artists - Issue 16  

An artist observes the world around us. They are both participant and outsider looking in; taking notes and representing what they see thro...

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An artist observes the world around us. They are both participant and outsider looking in; taking notes and representing what they see thro...

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