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Artists Biography

Jane Galloway

A Hampshire based contemporary artist, specialising in landscapes, airbrushed surreal and abstract paintings.

Born and bought up on the north Yorkshire coast, Jane moved inland to Sheffield during her teenage years and then as a mother of three, to Wales for ten years.

Having spent some time in Berkshire, she now lives near Southampton, juggling paid work with her passion to paint.

JG at Battersea Art Fair

Jane has been driven to paint and sculpt from a very early age, developing her techniques and skills through perseverance and practice. Working mainly with an airbrush, acrylics, pen & ink as well as mixed media on canvas. Jane specialises in contemporary abstract vibrant, almost surreal landscapes, with dramatic evocative skies. Inspiration comes from travelling, real places, people and everyday objects.

Jane also produces garden sculptures and takes commissions for her range of abstract art for the home. These contemporary pictures as seen in the Abstract Gallery can be made up of a variety of individual box canvases. The art can be changed around and adapted to any wall space, produced in practically any colour scheme and to any size required.

“Out of necessity, I have always had to work to support myself and my three children, so time for painting and being creative has previously been precious. I now find myself with an even more passionate desire to create and express myself through my art, after all - life is not a dress rehearsal”.


Brief Resume

  • Various private commissions undertaken for a range of abstract, landscape & surreal work. 
  • MY GRAIN was chosen as one of 30 runner up pictures, in the Liberte d´Expression ART Competition. Over 500 paintings were entered and 70 were chosen for the exhibition at Barclays Global HQ in Canary Wharf and at Candid Arts Trust in Islington. 
  • Exhibited at the Best of Hampshire Artists juried show in 2006
  • Exhibited at Battersea Contemporary Art show 
  • Attended Carmarthenshire College of Art and Design - foundation course. 
  • Commissioned to paint a 10ft mural for an agricultural show in Wales, which won 1st prize. 
  • Commissioned to draw archaeological finds for a catalogue submitted to the British Museum. 
  • Designed promotional and educational leaflets, postcards etc for a museum  
  • Produced a scale model and painting representing how a village looked C1600. The painting was then published and sold as a limited edition print.  
  • Prize winner in the Sheffield City Galleries annual art competition at 18.