I am an artist printmaker working in the relief and intaglio processes, which include etching, carborundum and woodcut prints. My work is inspired by the subject of work/industry and I have made drawings in a wide variety of industrial locations which have included sewage pumping stations, a distillery, construction sites and a bell foundry, etc. The experience and inspiration of drawing on these sites have led to many major suites of prints and projected animation created from prints. I attempt to organise a solo exhibition approximately every two years and in the meantime exhibit in open and group shows, taking opportunities where I can. My work has been acquired for the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, the Queen's collection, British Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Ashmolean Museum, the Clifford Chance collection and the Museum of London. I have written three books in recent years. The first, 'Printmaking for Beginners' has been published in UK by A&C Black and subsequently published by other publishers around the world, including China, Europe and the USA. This has become a course book on several printmaking degree courses. I have also written 'Drawing Matters', and 'Extraordinary Sketchbooks' is my latest book which profiles 31 sketchbooks from a variety of people, including Henry Moore and William Kentridge. I am an occasional contributor to Printmaking Today magazine.
CV & Education
Work in the collections of: The collection of Her Majesty the Queen - 2018; The British Museum - 2014/15/17/18; Clifford Chance collection 2018; Ashmolean Museum; Fitzwilliam Museum; Museum of London; Smithsonian Institute, USA; Draiflessen Art Collection, Germany; University Centre Harlow, Essex; Heisler Collection, London
Group exhibitions: British Museum, the David Paisey collection 2018; Fitzwilliam Museum, Print REbels exhibition 2018; 2014-International Print Biennale; 2013-Pushing Print Festival, Margate; Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London 2013-15; Group of Ten, Bankside Gallery, London 2013; Bath Contemporary Gallery 'Men at Work' exhibition, 2015.
Commissions: University Centre Harlow (UCH), Essex 2011 - Draiflessen Art Centre, Germany 2011.
Awards 2013 - Printmaking Today magazine printmaking prize; Clifford Chance Purchase Prize - 2018
Publications: 2011 - 'Extraordinary Sketchbooks' by Jane Stobart; 2006 - 'Drawing Matters' by Jane Stobart; 2006 - 'Printmaking for Beginners' by Jane Stobart
Public realm 2004 - London Underground poster, Print depicted on tube poster, London Underground.