Approved: 16.08.2006

Jane Veitch

Teacher

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Approved: 16.08.2006

My painting employs both experience and memory to explore why ‘place’ is so meaningful and important to us. As a forester’s daughter, a day to day intimacy with the natural world and with my own particular places has always been very important in my life and I use that experience as my starting point. I develop a relationship with a place and gather material in a variety of ways. My paintings are layered

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  • Location: Hexham, North East
  • Activities: Adult education
  • Categories: Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting
  • Tags: memory, wilderness, place, oil paint, creative process, pastel, Scotland, North of Emgland, landscape workshops, drawing workshops
 

Biography

My painting employs both experience and memory to explore why ‘place’ is so meaningful and important to us. As a forester’s daughter, a day to day intimacy with the natural world and with my own particular places has always been very important in my life and I use that experience as my starting point. I develop a relationship with a place and gather material in a variety of ways. My paintings are layered responses which search for a painterly analogy rather than using direct description. Profile I studied History of Art (MAHons) 1977, at the University of Edinburgh I then established a family before studying Painting and Drawing through the Open College of the Arts at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Since 1999 I have gradually established myself as a painter in Northumberland where I live. I work chiefly in oil paint but also use acrylic, particularly out of doors, as well as collage, pastel and watercolour. I am drawn to the wild and empty spaces of seashore, moorland and woodland and also to the more intimate wildernesses closer to home where nature reasserts itself when we turn our backs.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2012 - An Talla Dearg, Eilean Iarmain, Isle Ornsay, Isle of Skye 2007 - Call of the Wild, Resipole Studio Gallery, Acharacle, Argyll 2007 - On The Fells, Village Bakery Gallery, Melmerby, Cumbria 2005 - As I Walked Out, Village Bakery Gallery, Melmerby, Cumbria 2004 - The Print Room, Durham Art Gallery, Durham 2003 - Marginal Notes, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, Northumberland 2003 - The Fell Road, Gossipgate Gallery, Alston, Cumbria Group exhibitions 2012 - Tynedale Connections, The Gallery, Gateshead Central Library 2011 - Open Up North, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria 2011 - Overlap, Shepherd's Dene, Riding Mill, Northumberland 2011 - Winter, Fifiefofum Gallery, Northumberland 2010 - Dover Prize (Highly Commended), Darlington Arts Centre, Darlington 2010 - Loose Links, Moot Hall, Hexham, Northumberland 2010 - Spot on the Wall, The Station, Richmond, North Yorkshire 2009 - Mixed Show, Flaubert Gallery, Edinburgh 2009 - Summer Exhibition, Fifiefofum Gallery, Northumberland 2008 - Ways of Seeing, Moot Hall, Hexham, Northumberland 2008 - Winter Show, Gossipgate Gallery, Alston, Cumbria 2007 - Christmas Exhibition, Fifiefofum Gallery, Newton, Northumberland 2007 - Christmas Exhibition, Purple Gallery, Bournville, Birmingham 2006 - Christmas Exhibition, Fifiefofum Gallery, Newton, Northumberland 2006 - Exhibition of Landscapes, Resipole Studio Gallery, Acharacle, Argyll 2005 - Edge 2, Theatre by the Lake Gallery, Keswick, Cumbria 2003 - Earthworks, Moot Hall, Hexham, Northumberland 2003 - Edge, Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne 2001 - Life Lines, Queen's Hall Gallery, Hexham 2001 - Recycled, Gossipgate Gallery, Alston 2001 - The Art Tour 2001, Tynedale Open Studios 2000 - Laing Art Competition, Mall Galleries, London 2000 - Quartet, Calouste Gulbenkian Gallery, Newcastle 1999 - Middlesbrough Open