Jane is based in Gloucestershire where she runs a busy studio pursuing her own practice and facilitating occasional workshops for other artists. She grew up in an artistic family, her father, Len Clatworthy, was a sculptor.
Jane graduated from Cheltenham Art School in 1989. She began her career as a freelance community artist, working with vulnerable and disenfranchised groups. In 2007 she established an artists collective “artdepot” who’s members put on art exhibitions and events.
In 2017 once her children, who she had brought up single handedly, had grown, she set up her painting studio, her work gaining a high commendation in the RSBA Open in 2020 and winning the Wing award in 2021. Her work can now be found in galleries around the UK Working in oil, cold wax and mixed media.
Jane paints on sturdy cradled panels and her physical engagement with the materials is intrinsic to her work She is a great colourist, and loses herself in mark-making, resulting in truly dynamic, abstract paintings as well as occasional lyrical riffs on landscapes. Jane describes her abstract painting as a way of distilling her life experiences.
Exhibitions and Awards
– October 2023 Broadway arts festival -finalist
– October 2023 Evoke exhibition - little Buckland gallery
– April 2023 Fresh Art fair Cheltenham - little Buckland Gallery
– March 2023 Apricity exhibition Spring Gallery, Cheltenham - Little Buckland Gallery
– October 2022 Evoke exhibition - Little Buckland Gallery
– June 2022 Fresh Art fair cheltenham - The Bowie Gallery
– February 2022 Solo show the Bowie gallery Totnes
– September 2021 Fresh Art Fair with The Bowie gallery
– 2020 British Heritage funded commission - Lead artist, light up our High Streets
– 2020 Wing Gallery international award – 1st prize
– 2020 Currently online. Broadway open competition - finalist
– 2020 RBSA Open- Body of work highly commended
– 2019 Gloucester Cathedral, Fresh Art Fair, Little Buckland Gallery, Cheltenham Open Studios, The Roses Theatre, Chapel Arts Cheltenham
– 2017 Cheltenham open Studios, The Gardens Gallery Cheltenham
– 2014, 2015 The artdepot @the Roses theatre Tewkesbury
– 2014 “Your Futures” sculpture commission - working with families experiencing domestic abuse
– 2014 Senary exhibition at the Gardens Gallery Montpellier, Cheltenham
– 2013 The artdepot @ Cos Cheltenham open studios
– 2013 Showborough House sculpture exhibition
– 2013 The artdepot @the Roses theatre
– 2012 Pershore Number 8 gallery- Artdepot show
– 2012 The Artdepot @ The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury
– 2012 The Mac gallery Doncaster.
– 2011 The Artshape shop, Beechwood arcade Cheltenham
– 2011 The artdepot @ COS Cheltenham open studios.
– 2011 Taurus crafts - featured artist
– 2011 Valentine exhibition at Gloucester art and craft centre Gloucester Docks-