I was born in the early 1960s in Cambridgeshire to a mother who was a nurse and a midwife, and a father who worked as a building services engineer. Although I started painting at a very young age, continuing until I was a student at Trent Polytechnic, it wasn’t until 2017 that I again picked up my brushes and developed a renewed passion for oil painting. I loved the impressionist movement with the works of Degas and Renoir particularly capturing my imagination. This very much fuelled my inspiration in becoming a commission artist and ultimately painting on a much more frequent basis.
To date, my most recent work has focussed on portraits, both human and canine and I strive to capture the essence of the character of the person along with a strong physical likeness. I have changed and evolved in terms of style since being a self-portrait artist. Compared to my past works, which were often finely detailed with the use of fine paintbrushes, I have relaxed my style and now achieve minute detail with the overlaying of colours and tones using a larger brush. This allows a darker colour to remain as a fine line by putting a base colour down first and then painting over to leave the finest of detail with just a wisp of dark colour showing through. This style is what groups together and characterises my work as artist Selina Jane.
As part of this personal renaissance I attended a course at the Slade School of Fine Art (London), and last year a painting ‘en plain air’ art course in South Western France. This has helped to influence my style which continues to evolve. I am passionate about the ever changing nature of my work and how my studies have had such a positive impact on myself as a commission artist. I currently spend my time between my flat in London and studio in Surrey.
I am available for both exhibitions and as a private commission artist.
As well as being portrait artist Selina Jane, I also have many other interests and take on many other forms. I am an Interior designer, Property developer, Designer, Writer, Aromatherapist, sister, daughter, niece, aunt, and great aunt. Francophile, Traveller, Cook, Listener, Friend.
Member of the RA
If you would like to find out anything else about artist Selina Jane, do not hesitate to get in touch. Call on +44 (0) 7510 858838, where all of your questions can be answered.