Jane Blair

About Jane

Born and raised in Argyll, Jane studied Costume Design at Edinburgh College of Art, going on to work in Theatre and Television for a number of years before becoming a full time artist. She currently works from her home studio in the South of Scotland.

After a move to the countryside, Jane became enamoured with her surroundings stating that she became captivated by the fleeting moments when changes of light on landscape or beast transform the everyday into something remarkable.

Working mainly in oils, Jane lets the work evolve intuitively, dispensing almost entirely with the preparatory drawing stage. While painting her animal subjects Jane fiercely avoids sentiment, lending them a serene dignity while hinting at their wild, untameable nature.