Jane Askey

Website: http://www.janeaskeycom

Email: askeyjane@googlemail.com

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Biography

Jane graduated from Manchester Polytechnic with a degree in Printed Textiles and subsequently worked as a freelance textile designer and lecturer. She taught and inspired university students for thirty years, combining this with a career in painting and designing. She was a full time lecturer [Scottish College of Textiles/ Heriot Watt University 15 years] and since 2006 a part-time university lecturer [Nottingham Trent University, De Montfort University, Staffordshire University, Huddersfield University, Cleveland College of Art, Northampton and University York St John].

Jane’s original paintings have been exhibited in galleries throughout the UK.

She is now based in Scotland, with a studio that looks across the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh, Jane travels widely and sketches on location, experimenting with drawing and painting using mixed media in response to the landscape, the coast and architecture. Her background in textile design is evident in her approach to organising composition, colour and texture.