1951 - ?

Born at Bedford on 3 October 1951, daughter of Sylfanus Robert Lewis (1911-1994), technician in aero works, and his wife Marjorie Elizabeth née Apter (1914-2004), who married at Bridgwater, Somerset in 1945. Jane Lewis studied at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth 1970–1973 obtaining a honours degree in Fine Art and English after which she taught Fine Art at Sheredes Secondary School in Hertfordshire 1975–1977 followed by a career in publishing in London 1977–1987. In 1987 she moved to Suffolk, continuing working in publishing, and started painting becoming a solely freelance artist in 1997, working from her own studios at 12-14 Swan Street, Boxford, Suffolk. Painting in oil, occasionally in watercolour, and draws with graphite, pencil, chalk or pastels, also recycling paper to make collages. Her work is abstract and she attends sessions of life drawing where her work is figurative, focussing on the models and their surroundings. She was awarded a Fellowship in Drawing by the Henry Moore Foundation attracting the attention of Portal Gallery in London, where she has exhibited since 1993. She has also exhibited regularly at New English Art Club, Mall Galleries, London and at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition also at the Braintree Open, Essex and D’Arcy Gallery, Ipswich both 1998; Wall Gallery, Ely, Cambs, Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge, Hampshire and Fry Gallery, Saffron Walden, Essex 1999-2001; Rowley Gallery, London, Gaston Gallery, East Bergholt, Suffolk and Halesworth Gallery, Suffolk 2002; Dove Barn, Suffolk 2003; John Stevens Fine Art, Hadleigh, Suffolk and Suffolk Showcase, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk 2004 and later at The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk; Folkes Miller Fine Arts. Long Melford, Suffolk; Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk and Norwich Castle Open, Norwich, Norfolk. Her paintings and prints are in a number of public collections and numerous private collections. Her work has also featured on book covers, art catalogues and magazines.

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