Jane Michelle Adams I am a Lancashire born artist who currently lives in Warwickshire, UK. I studied art at college and went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Art Painting & Textiles. My art involves the exploration of various things that interest me as an artist, particularly nature; plant life, flowers, leaves, butterflies & birds. I also love fashion, interior design & architecture. As with all my work I'm fascinated by colour and pattern and with nature there is a vast amount of these elements which are valuable to any artist, providing a rich source of material as well as textural qualities and colouring. I experiment with sketches and samples using paints, pastels and fabrics, continuing onto canvas or paper/fabric as my final piece. As my work is mainly concentrating on mark-making, colour and texture, I look at and research artists who have used nature and still-life as a subject i.e. Impressionist Painters such as Claude Monet, Post Impressionists Paul Cezanne, Vincent Van Gogh, and Paul Gauguin, who I think were important, influentially towards modern art which progressed onto and related to Abstract artists, such as , Patrick Heron, Paul Klee, Robert & Sonia Delauany, Wassily Kandinsky Pablo Picasso and Georges Braques. I love the art of Patrick Heron, Jasper Johns and Gustav Klimt, and my favourite art movement is The Pre-Raphaelites. My favourite artist of this art movement being John William Waterhouse. Through studying Fine Art Painting & Textiles I find that I am motivated by two elements - colour and texture. I think that it is an important attribute as an artist to respond to the materials used within the work, for example the richness of a colour, textural qualities of a surface, or the way in which something shines. I concentrate on the image produced but also look at the materials used on the surface. I also create handmade art cards and envelopes with my art designs. I'm also interested in home décor and I have qualifications in Successful Interior Design. My art is also includes on soft furnishings, such as cushions, duvet covers, mugs, as well as tote bags and tee-shirts, available online at Society 6.
I work as a freelance artist and you can find my work on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Etsy.
I am also a member of The UK Artists, The Leamington Studio Artists & The Irving Sandler Artists File, a New York based on-line gallery that is made possible with the support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. I am very happy to create any commissions.