I have lived in Salisbury for over 20 years, joining the Salisbury Group of Artists a few years ago. A self taught artist, I have always had a passion for drawing and painting - I started sketching in my late teens, during my travels around the world. Why do I paint? Because the relaxation it affords allows me to become absorbed in the mysteries of creativity. Because of the challenge of working with colour of every sort. Because it gives a fantastic sense of achievement. Because I see painting as a life-long project, filled with endless opportunities.
I have a very simple task as Treasurer – I count the income and pay the bills, hopefully in that order.
Art was never my forte at school but over the years I have come to appreciate its cultural significance and I am now amazed at the breadth of people’s talent.
I trained and worked as a doctor. I was always interested in drawing, but only started to
paint in 1996 with a small box of watercolours in St Ives, of all places! As my interest grew I decided to pursue it at art school, partly out of curiosity and to see what I could learn.
My work starts with an image or form loosely based on nature or the human body. As the work develops over days or weeks, the colours, textures and forms take over until the final image emerges. After that, it is a matter of tweaking and trying not to lose it again!
MA Fine Art UCA Farnham 2010
BA Visual Art Winchester School of Art, 2006
Bookings and Social Secretary
Duffryn House, 20 Burford Road,Salisbury SP2 8AN
Meadowbank, Grimstead Road, Whaddon, SP5 3EE
Mrs. Jane Taylor
Aims of Salisbury Group of Artists
The Salisbury Group of Artists exists for the advancement and practice of painting and all its allied arts including printing, sculpture, textile, installation, performance, sound, light, video or digital. Membership is open to all who apply for entry and to existing members who wish to renew their membership.
Non members are welcome to talks and painting days without notice but by prior application when requested to events or workshops. The fee for visits will depend on the destination.