Photo: Jane Walker in Sheffield, Yorkshire

Jane Walker


I use a traditional drawing technique to find a new type of space in landscape painting. A space that says more about a contemporary sensibility than previous ideas of space such as modernist space. I work in an abstract way but start with a drawing of a city. Usually my views are looking down from a high viewpoint. The cities are based on ones I have visited or lived in. City buildings often look like cells and are similar from above or on the ground, so I sometime swap the perspective around. I start with a real view but as I work it becomes more abstract. I choose high viewpoints because there is no horizon the view is already flat on a 2D surface. I create networks, lines of communication. I did an AA2A project in the textile department of Salford University, working threads and fabric looking at them as a way of thinking about the urban environment and its tensions. 

Location Sheffield, Yorkshire

News & Events

  • A Space Between

    An exhibition of 14 artists whose work is between perceived reality and abstraction opening 5 November at Stone Space, Church Lane, Leytonstone

  • Oriel Wrexham 2015

    I have a piece selected for the open exhibition at Oriel Wrecsam Contemporary Art Gallery 10/10/15 to 19/12/15 open mon-sat 10-6.00pm

  • Platform open 2015

    exhibition in Harrogate, hosted by Morphets, .selected by Stephen Snoddy, Heidi Donohue, Andrew Stewart, Adam King and Liz Pepper-Darling

  • Shoosmiths art prize

    Jane Walker is on the shortlist for the exhibition of 16 artists chosen for Milton Keynes Art for Health

  • Engagement & Entrapment

    Curated by Diana Ali in collaboration with Zmart Gallery. Cypriot and International artists have been invited to submit work which explores a subversive engagement. 24 July to 7 Aug 1020 Nicosia

  • Anonymous Drawings 2015

    International group exhibition of small drawings, Galerie Nord, Kunstverein Tiergarten, Turmstrasse 75 10551 Berlin 2-29 August

  • Overlooked

    urban landscape work for an exhibition at Park Hill Sheffield with 4 other Sheffield artists

  • Salon International de l'art

    13/03/2015 – 16/03/2015
    Rond Point du prado, 13008 Marseille

    an art fair in Marseille featuring 158 individual artists selected by a jury

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  • 9th Drawing Biennal Pilsen, Czech Republic

    Jane Walker has work selected for this exhibition of monochrome drawings the work she is exhibiting relates to the body of work she has made for the Liverpool Biennial Independents this year

  • Nuances Parisiennes

    11/12/2013 – 22/12/2013
    ecole des beaux arts 17, la quai de l'universite, St Petersbourg. tel;4380114 pv 11 december 16.00hrs

    contemporary artists from a Paris Gallery showing in the fine art school St Petersburg, looking at links between the 2 cultures

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  • Exposition International

    04/12/2013 – 29/12/2013
    Art 'Et Miss 14 rue Sainte Anastase, 75003 Paris France

    Mixed exhibition, of different media from artists of different countries

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