About Jane Cope
Most of my painting work is oil and mixed media on canvas. I often use newsprint as a basis for the painting. It’s much like underpainting and creates a layer of texture. The words can also add a layer of meaning. Sometimes the headlines are random, but sometimes deliberately chosen, and they peep through the picture we see on the surface.
To me layers, ambiguity, metamorphosis, the bendy perspective, are all a familiar part of our rather uncertain world. And of course they’re a source of humour too!