Jane McDougall

Interview by Nancy Walker

Jane in her back yard studio beside her latest work in progress Gallery ~ janemcdougall.com

Painter, Potter, Collage maker are probably only a few of Jane McDoudall’s talents. Her pottery is practical, functional and has a county-like elegance. After many years working in clay, she leaped into painting striking an engaging balance between these 2 mediums while keeping these two interests separate.

Jane’s multi media acrylic paintings tap into her interest in all things vintage; old stamps, maps and images of nature especially birds. She adds layer upon layer re-thinking, discovering new ideas and ways of seeing, playing with the abstract and realism, thriving on and drawing inspiration from all of the surprises she encounters and she paints and builds her images. Her painting collages that range from the dramatic to subtle delight, come in a variety of shapes and sizes and techniques as she is constantly learning, trying out new ideas and techniques. With a keen sense of composition, she invites one into a story to imagine.

 One from her Bird Collage series ~ Vintage stamps, bird cut out and antique writing

Many layered, multi media imagesPottery ~ she made the mold from antique British wallpaper ~ William Morris she presses many practical dinnerware shapes onto different areas creating original pieces, stained blue