In the Garden
Hand-produced linocut by Jane Tonkin
Hand produced edition of 9. Each copy is hand signed and numbered by the artist.
Supplied unmounted (unframed). Image size approx 40cm x 60cm. Outer paper size is approx 49.5cm x 70cm.
About Jane Tonkin
I have been working as a printmaker for over 25 years. I work across different methods in the printmaking discipline, including lino-cutting, etching and screen-printing.
My roots as a textile designer can often be discerned in my work as pattern, especially derived from architecture and nature, features heavily. I’m a big fan of mid-century retro styles and am inspired by artists as diverse as Matisse and Rex Ray.
Colour is my main on-going inspiration however and I enjoy exploring the juxtaposition of different colours and how they relate to each other and the composition as a whole.
The use of text is another regular feature of my work. I’m very interested in the pattern and form of different fonts and use vintage letterpress blocks and handwritten lettering too.
1982 – 1987: Trained at St Martin’s School of Art and Central School of Art & Design (now Central St Martins) as a textile designer
1987-1988: Worked in fashion as a print and knitwear designer
1988- 2008: Retrained as a journalist and had a 20 year career in editorial, PR and communications, primarily in the arts field
1987- present day: Developed work as a painter and printmaker.
2013 - present day: Founder and creative of The Shine Studio, a design and communications creative agency
Central St Martins, London
Obsidian Art Gallery, Buckinghamshire
Printmakers Gallery, St Ives
Open Studios, Hertfordshire
Beesonend House, Hertfordshire
Laurel House, Highgate, London
Chenies Manor Gallery, Buckinghamshire
The Gallery, University of Hertfordshire
Watford Space 2 Gallery