Jane Austin

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Last year I was shortlisted for Artist of the Year 2015 with the national Artists&Illustrators Magazine. After taking part in the exhibition at the Mall Galleries this February, I was very pleased to win the MaimeriBlu Award. This was the first time that my work had been shown in London. As a result I have been offered several opportunities, including 'Smell the Roses' being taken up by Woodmansterne Publishing Ltd. The painting 'Carousel' also reached the penultimate stage of the final judging for The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, unfortunately it wasn't chosen but there is always next year.

High quality giclee prints are now available to buy of Smell the Roses, Apple Blossom and the Carousel. Larger sizes are available on request.

The Calderdale Open Art Exhibition 2016 at Bankfield Museum, Halifax, was very well attended. I was a prize winner again, this time with 'Giraffe'.

My public facebook page, Jane Austin Watercolour, is the place to keep up to date with regular news. I upload images of work in progress, lessons and much more, with explanations of painting techniques. You can also chat with me and ask questions.

The new timetable of art classes at my home for 2017 can seen here on the tuitions page. Alongside I still hold regular workshops at The Old Fire Station Studio, Cragg Vale and the New Horizons Art Group in Scholes. This year I have returned to give demonstrations and workshops to the Halifax Art Society, Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Art Society, Pellon High 5 Group, Calder Graphics in Huddersfield and two groups in Castleford, Thorney Croft and the Queens Mill Art Group. I gave a day workshop to the York and District SAA for the first time, a lovely group which has led to a booking with Campsell Art Group. Further workshops are planned with Calder Graphics, the Brighouse Art Society and the East Morton Group.

This year has been a very busy one and I am now taking a break from a full timetable of teaching to concentrate on my own painting. I am very excited, itching to christen some new brushes and art materials. This is an opportunity for me to experiment and develop ideas that have been bubbling under the surface.

Vouchers are always available to be redeemed against any original, print or art class, if you wish to make a gift for a loved one. Please contact with enquiries for postage.

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