Jane Austin

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I have been very busy building on the success of last year. I have become involved in several exhibitions. East Morton Biennial was lovely and I am returning in the new year to give more workshops. I took part in the Art and Photography Exhibition at Dean Clough for Ravenscliffe which was a great success. In July I am exhibiting at the Holmfirth Artweek and also The International Buxton Spa Prize, which is held at The Green Man Gallery, Buxton for the whole month of July. There is a huge amount of art and culture in the town, so well worth a visit. Painting en plein air has become a feature of my work this year.

I have applied to The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition again this year, encouraged by getting to the final shortlist last year with 'Carousel'. More opportunities will be available later in the year.

The biggest news is that I have secured a solo pop up exhibition in September. There is a beautiful grade listed building standing empty less than a mile from my home. I have worked with the Church Conservation Trust and The Heritage Open Days Organisation to secure two days for an art exhibition with free demonstrations running throughout. All details will be revealed when the advertising is secured. This will be my first solo exhibition in over a decade so a massive deal for me, I'm very excited and hope that you all cancome along

In addition to my original watercolours I now have high quality giclee prints available to buy of Smell the Roses, Apple Blossom, Tyto Alba and the Carousel. Larger sizes are available on request.

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 timetable of art classes at my home for 2017 can be seen here on the tuitions page. The Spring term was enjoyed by all and the summer day classes are now fully booked but you can contact me to be a reserve in case anyone has to drop out at the last minute. I'm looking forward to those, I always a joy to have people into my home to immerse themselves in painting and get pampered with lunch. 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, East Morton and soon Waring Green and Campsall.

It has been a very busy time and I am now taking full advantage of a break from 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 and preparing for September.

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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