Jane Wilson

Jane studied Textiles and Surface Pattern at Somerset College of Arts and Technology in the late 1980s and then spent many years working in the fashion industry as a clothing buyer.
Jane is now a full time mixed media artist. She has amassed a rather large collection of old maps, music manuscripts, vintage books and other interesting paper ephemera. These are the source material for her art, she uses the lyrics, the book pages and the maps as both painting ground and inspiration. The subject matter usually relates in some way to the vintage piece she has chosen to paint on.

The items that she chooses to re-purpose as artworks are generally damaged and disintegrating, and so otherwise unloved, old pieces of printed history are given a new lease of life and unique, contemporary works of art are created.