About Jane Emberson

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Jane Emberson was born in Hertfordshire in 1963. She is a contemporary abstract artist with her roots in landscape painting. She graduated from Winchester School of Art in 2011 with a degree in Fine Art. Since then, her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions throughout the UK and New York. She is married with two children and lives and works in the New Forest, Hampshire. She is delighted to be represented by ArtDog London, Modern ArtBuyer and The Wey Gallery.

Artist’s Statement

The vitality and culture of the Greek islands is the main source of inspiration for Emberson’s paintings, which fuse landscape and mythology together in a dynamic and colourful way.

Observing the land from the sea provides her with a different perspective on places that have remained largely unchanged for centuries, as well as feeling a closer connection with the natural world.

Just as history is recorded in the rock formations that shape the horizon, so too are tangible reminders of past civilisations, whose existence remain an integral part of the landscape. As with many ancients’ before, the early Greeks looked to their environment to help make sense of their place in the universe and created stories to affirm their beliefs. With this in mind, the paintings depict land masses as seen from above or below, which are interwoven with mythological themes which float timelessly in the sea or sky.

Using a mixture of fluid paint, plays a vital part of the process, in creating her ‘worlds’. She sees the liquid as a living force, perfectly mimicking the flow of nature before coming to rest and leaving a permanent mark.

As well as combining the landscape with ancient stories, she hopes her paintings convey a sense of positivity and celebration of our brief time in the universe, and that we may leave some memorable trace of own existence.

Exhibitions

2017

2016

  • Curious Duke Gallery, London - Modern ArtBuyer
  • Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London - ArtDog London
  • Affordable Art Fair, Bristol - Modern ArtBuyer
  • Buy Art Fair, Manchester - ArtDog London
  • Edinburgh Art Fair, Scotland - ArtDog London
  • Affordable Art Fair, Battersea - Modern ArtBuyer
  • Open House, Bath - Modern ArtBuyer
  • Gallery on the Corner, Battersea, London - Evening Gallery

2015

  • Buy Art Fair, Manchester - ArtDog London
  • Curious Duke Gallery, London - Modern Art Buyer
  • Affordable Art Fair, New York City - ArtDog London
  • Liverpool Contemporary Art Fair, Liverpool - ArtDog London
  • Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London - Lopez-Grey Gallery
  • 20/21 International Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London - Lopez-Grey Gallery
  • British Fine Art Exhibition, Avington Park, Winchester - ART Salon
  • Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London - Modern Art Buyer

2014

  • Edinburgh Art Fair, Scotland - ARTSalon
  • Affordable Art Fair, Bristol - ARTSalon
  • Embassy Tea Gallery, London - Obsession: Love, Ritual, Collection - Charlotte Meddings

2013

  • Edinburgh Art Fair, Jeni Weinberger British Art
  • The Chelsea Art Fair, London - Jeni Weinberger British Art
  • Colour and Light - The Coastal Gallery, Lymington, Hants
  • Affordable Art Fair - Bristol - Jeni Weinberger British Art

2012

  • The Salon Art Prize - The Griffin Gallery, London
  • The Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Gallery, London
  • The Affordable Art Fair, Jeni Weinberger, New York City, USA
  • Shortlisted for the National Open Art Competition, Sussex
  • Pure - Studio 53, Salisbury, Wilts
  • Continuum - The Fine Foundation Gallery, Swanage, Dorset
  • Winter Exhibition - Jeni Weinberger British Art

2011

  • Shortlisted for the National Open Art Competition, Sussex
  • Recent Graduates Exhibition, The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London
  • Seize - The Barge House, South Bank, London
  • Pop-up Gallery, The Brooks Centre, Winchester, Hants
  • Make/Shift, WSA, Winchester, Hants
  • Runnymede Open Exhibition, Runnymede Gallery, Old Windsor, Berks
  • The Coastal Gallery, Lymington, Hants
  • The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London - Recent Graduates Exhibition

2010

  • Royal West of England Academy, Bristol -158 Autumn Exhibition
  • Hampshire Open Studios, Beaulieu, Hants
  • Lines of Force - Discovery Centre, Winchester, Hants
  • Norwich University, Bath Spa & Winchester School of Art - No Working Title, in collaboration with Tate Modern

Education

BA. Fine Art (Painting)
Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton
2008 – 2011

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