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Jane Ormes . Bristol based Printmaker and Artist

April 14, 2012

Jane Ormes was born in Bromley in 1964. She graduated with a degree in Surface Pattern Design but now concentrates on producing whimsical and decorative limited edition prints which are available from selected galleries throughout the country and her site on Etsy.

Jane says ” My screen prints reflect my take on the world.  I produce playful, colourful images, often involving animals in absurd situations. I like to think that these creatures all have a secret life that we know nothing about. I keep a notebook to jot down unsual names or lyrical phrases as these can often lead to an idea but its more likely that I will be inspired by a story or situation that tickles me.  Drawing, patterns & textures are all integral to my work as well as large areas of flat bold colour which can be achieved by the screen printing process. ”  She also likes the Japanese Gocco style of printing for it’s immediacy and portability too.

Jane sells her work through ‘Fig‘, a shop/gallery set up by six craftswomen in 2009. Here there are limited edition prints alondside exquisite handmade jewellery,unique felt collages, cards and other beautifully crafted original pieces.  There’s a lovely feel of nature and the countryside in her work.

Apparently Jane confesses that she spends any spare time daydreaming about Daniel Craig and ginger flapjacks (although not together obviously !).

6 Comments leave one →
  1. April 14, 2012 3:19 pm

    I really like what she’s doing, the surface design comes through beautifully.

    • April 16, 2012 9:01 am

      I agree Jil, there’s a lovely textural feel to her work

  2. April 16, 2012 11:13 am

    I love the work of Jane ☀ the bear under the tree is really my favorite 😉

    • April 17, 2012 3:02 pm

      Thanks for the comment Dorothea. Jane has some great ideas and designs I agree.

  3. Kate permalink
    April 18, 2014 9:49 am

    I just love your work, especially the cat prints!

    • April 18, 2014 11:12 am

      Thanks Kate, I assume you mean Jane’s work ? Thanks for your comment, they are rather fab.

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