Using collage and acrylic paint, I create vivid, mixed-media portraits of people, birds, and animals. Humanity provides an endless variety of subject matter and I thrive on the challenge of capturing what I see as important or intriguing about a person.
As an avid backyard birder and a lover of all animals, I enjoy creating my own unique interpretation of these creatures. Their beautiful, expressive faces are so full of character and they often exhibit a humorous quality that I like to show in my work.
Certain aspects of my creative process are unpredictable, which keeps me engaged and results in artworks that are lively. Composition and a general colour palette are planned in advance, but the background and the placement of collage papers is quite intuitive.
Layers and textures are achieved using both acrylic paint and torn paper. Non-traditional tools are used for mark-making creating unique effects. Papers are selected for their colour, text size, and pattern and are sourced mostly from magazines, hand-painted papers, and mono prints. Sometimes the text on various papers is intentional or even personal in the case of commissioned portraits.

Copyright 2024 Fine Art By Jane Atkinson. All Rights Reserved.
​Jane Atkinson reserves the right to produce and sell reproductions of any and all of her original paintings in any form.

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