Off the Cuff is an online exhibition, created, 'off the cuff', to support my gallery artists in the current COVID 19 crisis.
Many artists have lost the opportunity to show and sell their work in physical galleries and venues due to the Government lockdown. Whilst I appreciate we are living through uncertain times, I hope the show will lift people's spirits and hopefully create a few sales. Spirits will be lifted all round.
For further information on each Gallery Artist featured, please see their individual Artist page, as detailed below.
Some artwork can be collected directly from the artists (at a safe distance!), some from the Gallery. Alternatively, most work can be posted out when the lockdown has eased (P&P extra). For further details about individual pieces, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07940742029.
I really hope you enjoy the show. My artists and I are massively appreciative of your continued support.
Originally from Harrogate, Jane currently lives in the US. She has a BA Honours in the History & Theory of Art from Essex University and worked for many years in PR.
Jane is essentially untrained although both her parents, David Morris and Margaret Morris, were painters.
She is a colourist working within the tradition of realism but aims to push the boundary with colour and form to achieve a semi-abstract quality in her work. She paints ‘alla prima’ directly onto the canvas with no preliminary drawing using handmade oil colours with natural pigments and enjoys the physical quality of the paint and spontaneity of this method.
Jane paints full-time in her studio in Washington DC, inspired by the surrounding landscape and the simple domestic details of life. The effect of light on water and the colours in nature are recurring themes or just a shadow on the kitchen table can be a starting point. She has always loved still-life and the British painters William Nicholson, Mary Fedden and Euan Uglow were early influences
Please read about Julia on her Artist Page
Julia's work is only available for collection from Harrogate during this exhibition.