Jane Veitch


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. read full statement

Location Hexham, North East
Activities Adult education
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting
Tags memory, wilderness, place, oil paint, creative process, pastel, Scotland, North of Emgland, landscape workshops, drawing workshops
Website http://www.janeveitch.com