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Jane E Porter
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  • United Kingdom
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Website
http://www.janeeporter.co.uk
College / University
Grays School of Art
Program / Degree
BA (Hons) Fine Art
Member type
Artist
If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Digital, Drawing, Painting, Photography
I am...
Jane E and her brother Guyan were brought up by wolves in a remote part of the north east of Scotland. As adolescents they were slowly introduced to society, teaching each other to read and write and eventually going to school in Aberdeen.

On leaving school Janee travelled extensively, searching for life’s hidden meanings. She lived and worked in Europe, Eastern Asia and the Middle East but unenlightened, she returned to Scotland to study psychology and art. ‘I had been dabbling in oil painting since I was a young child. My grandmother always had a painting on the easel so I spent many hours with her, drawing, painting and absorbing the aromatic mysteries of linseed oil and turpentine.’ In 2000, Janee relocated to the wilds of north east Scotland, where she has maintained her career as a painter since.
About my artwork
Janee is a figurative painter digital design-mixed media artist. ‘I’m fascinated by the unusual, often tragic lives of my kind and I make art about it.’ Her current practice considers the complexities of the creative mind and ponders its fragility. As Byron put it, ‘We of the craft are all crazy…..some are affected by gaiety, others by melancholy, but all are more or less touched…’ Janee uses a mix of media to illustrate these concepts and creates paintings to objectify the arcane, paying homage to its memory and lamenting its loss.
Artists I like
Nicky Hoberman, Grayson Perry, Marlene Dumas, John Keane, Frida Khalo, Helen Chadwick, Sigmar Polke, Cornelia Parker, Michael Taylor, Lucien Freud, William Dyce, John Pettie, Henry Raeburn, Barbara Krugeur
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New York, London, nowhere and everywhere

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At 21:02 on June 1, 2010, Sioux Jordan said…
The way you use your chosen media and colour is amazing and reminded me of Shirin Neshats and Clinton Feins work . When looking at some of your images i felt underlying pain and suffering within the social comment (apart from the politician image) - drawn in by the eyes and then discovering the other elements within the image. Sioux
 
 
 

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