Jane Andrews

The paintings evolve organically; I approach each composition as a conversation between myself and the viewer, using symbolism, both established and personal and narratives without definitive beginnings or endings. I look for humour to subvert and the ridiculous in the heroic. The more ambiguous the starting point. the better chance of a successful outcome; which for me is to uncover the story beneath the story. J. E. Andrews.

"Surreal games and dark otherworldly visions from Jane Andrews, who purloins images of the everyday, skews them with disturbing social resonance and peoples them with grotesques and itinerants. Station of The Skirt is her latest body of work, a series of 12 paintings executed over a two-year period, using the skirt, with it's intimations of domestic restriction, as a starting point".
The Independent, March 2010

Solo Exhibitions


Station of The Skirt, OXO Gallery, London

Jane Andrews, Weekend Gallery, Hastings, Sussex


Jane Andrews, Paintings Weekend Gallery, Hastings, Sussex


Jane Andrews, Paintings, The Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh City and District Council, Armagh Ireland


Stunned in Pearls, Inter Art Gallery, New York, USA


Islington Arts Factory, London


Jane Andrews Paintings, Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London


Jamboree, Piano Nobile, London


Recent Paintings, Sadlers Wells, London


Recent Paintings, Sadlers Wells, London

Joint Exhibitions


Over The Hill and Don't Look Back, Jane Andrews Paintings with Tim Andrews Photographic Project, Farley Farm


James Tisdale and Jane Andrews, Basement Gallery, Idaho, USA


LS Lowry Seascapes Barren Landscapes and Jane Andrews Recent Paintings, Pallant House, Chichester

Group Exhibitions


The Royal Glasgow Institute of The Fine Arts, Annual Open, Glasgow

Red, Fabrica platform, The Grange, Rottingdean

Time Flies When Your Having Fun, Nicholas Treadwell Gallery, Vienna

Imprint Gallery, Cannon Beach, USA

Women's Work, Nicholas Treadwell Gallery, Vienna, Austria

Imprint Gallery, Cannon Beach, USA

Limner Gallery, Husdon, NY, USA


East Sussex Open, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

Flox Galerie, Dresden, Germany

Art for Peace, Atelier Gustave, Paris


Affordable Art Fair, Battersea


Gothic Fiction And The Dark Romantics, Brumfields Gallery, Idaho, USA

Affordable Art Fair, Gallery One, Battersea, London


Sweet'Art Summer Exhibition, Espacio Gallery, Bethnal Green, London


AOI A Celebratory Exhibition, Phantasten Museum Wien, Palais Palffy, Austria


5 Decades of Fantastic, Murphy Hill Gallery, Chicago, USA

Metamorphosis, Haselmere Museum, Haselmere

James Tisdale and Jane Andrews, Basement Gallery, Idaho, USA


On The Bounce, Turn-Berlin Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Sacred Art Exhibition, Lofthouse Gallery, Germany

Exhibition of Miniatures, Fantasmus, Saeby, Denmark


1st Annual Cork Street Open Exhibition, London

Art Fair 2008, Nice, France

Fantasmus, Saeby, Denmark


Galerie Princesse de Kiev, Nice, France

Art of Imagaination, The Mall Galleries, London

Life Cycles, The Crypt, St. Pancras Church, London


August Gallery - Bletchley

Landcapes of Imagination, European Touring Exhibition Silos Gallery, Tarifa Town Hall, Andalucia, Spain, The Vezzano Gallery, Trentino, Italy, Conference Centre Gallery, Neu-Issenbug, Frankfurt, The Lofthouse Gallery, Germany

Une Fete sur Imagination - H.R.Giger Museum and Art Gallery, St. Germaine Castle, Gruyeres, Switzerland


Festival of Fantasy and Imagination, Laudersdale House London

The Inner Eye, European Touring Exhibition, Italy, Germany, Spain


Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair, Islington, London

Challenge the Nail, Salon des Arts, London

Sefton Open 2004, The Atkinson Art Gallery, Liverpool


Art of Imagination, Cork Street Gallery, London

Galleri Art, Kirkcudbright, Scotland

Diego Victoria Gallery, Florida, USA

Brave Destiny, Williamsburg Art & Historical Centre, New York, USA

Florence Biennale, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy


Art of Imagination, Cork St Gallery, London

Art of Imagination, Golden Ark Gallery, Uppingham


Emerging Artists, Limner Gallery, NY, USA

Art 2001, Islington, London


Art of Imagination, London

Open Studios, South East Arts Fleart Gallery, London

Art 2000, Islington, London


Singular Thoughts, Surrey Institute of Art and Design Group Exhibition, Lamont Gallery, London

Stirred Not Shaken, Lamont Gallery, London


Art 98, Islington, London

Well Hot, Well Hung Gallery, London


Eight by Eight, Pallant House, Chichester


LS Lowry Seascapes Barren Landscapes and Jane Andrews Recent Paintings, Pallant House, Chichester

No Turkeys, Raw Gallery, London


Fresh Art, Islington, London

Town Painting, Andernach, Germany

BA Hons Fine Art


   West Surrey College of Art & Design



Shortlisted Space Award


Emerging Artists Prize 2001 Limner Gallery, NY


Lukas painting Prize


Symbolist Show Prize

Collections include

The Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, Liverpool

The Kemnitzer collection, San Fransisco, USA

The Nicholas Treadwell Collection, Vienna, Austria

"The tableaux that Jane produces are not the beginning or end of a story. A great deal has already happened to lead to the situation that is revealed to us, and clearly the struggle for survival will continue after we have departed. Jane has found her own distinctive style. she paints with a sensitivity and creative vigour that immediately captivates her audience. Her compositions positively hum with spirited personality and, exceptionally amongst her peers, she is able to create paintings that take on on a distinct and disturbing life all of their own ".
David Coke

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