I call my work, Music of Place.

All of the watercolours are made outside, they are composed of the rhythms, patterns that are present in the landscape. They are particular to a time and place. With most of them being made during lockdown the location is restricted to the local parks. I have recently found the very early mornings to be times when no-one is around. So I have started a few pieces on deserted pavements. The rhythms I look for are what holds the whole place or painting together; what unifies. Often I see patterns that run through the leaves and on into the clouds. With the climate emergency we are learning how interwoven nature is, how intelligent plants and trees are to their surroundings. By writing down the patterns and rhythms I feel I am composing music or sensing the music around me. Birds particularly robins come so close when I paint.
CV Jane Walker
1987-90 Royal Academy Schools
1984-87 Sheffield Hallam University

Solo Exhibitions
2021 Arts For Health Milton Keynes Hospital
2020 Jane Walker Drawings, Mansfield Museum
Lines, Jane Walker at Pop Up Scunthorpe
2018 Lines, 20:21 Visual Arts Centre Scunthorpe
Wakefield Art Walk, Jane Walker at Jordans solicitors, March & November
2017 Discovering the paintings of Jane Walker, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
2016 'City Lines', Garbos, Southsea, curated by Sticks Gallery
2011 ‘In Turners Footsteps’, Museum & Art Gallery, Nuneaton
2007 ‘Short Frieze’ Atkinson Gallery, Southport
2004 Bloc space, Sheffield

Group exhibitions
2021 Refresh, Fronteer Gallery Sheffield
2020 Borders : Future Landscapes, The Room Contemporary Art Space, Venice, Italy
Personal Notes, Kunst International Stuttgart, Kun:st Quartier Leonberg
2019 O Tempo, OLOS residency, with visual artists & musicians, Gois, Portugal
Warp Shift, Jane Walker &Chris Williams, Workers Gallery, Porth, Wales
Contemporary Art & Ritual. Crypt Gallery St Pancras, London
The Sound of Colour, Mirfield Arts Hub, Yorkshire
Positive Emotions, Kunsthuis Gallery, North Yorkshire
2018 Art Show, Soda, Sofia, artists in residence exhibition
'Chapter 1',curated by Art.number23,The Old Biscuit Factory, Bermondsey, London
Woman Shall Inherit the Earth, Panacea Museum, Bedford
Exhibition Practice, Wakefield Art House
Plein Air, Workers Gallery, Ynyshir, near Cardiff
Home & Hope, Workers Gallery
Nature, Swiss art Space, Lausanne Switzerland
2017 Project Peace, Elizabethtown, Penns. US; Art & Literature on the theme, Peace
Antennae, Lubomirov /Angus-Hughes, London
Layers, AIR exhibition WorldofCo, Sofia, Bulgaria
2016 Colorida Art Gallery, Lisbon
ARTery, an exhibition about the Thames curated by Plastic Propaganda, London
Sugar and Spice, St. Katharine Docks, London
Alternative Nature, Electric Picture House, Congleton
2015 A Space Between, Stone Space, Leytonstone, London
Voeux d'artistes, Marseille
Black on White, Oriel Gallery, Clywd Theatr Cymru, Wales
Overlooked, Park Hill Estate, Sheffield
Engagement & Entrapment, Smart Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
Paper Art, Art Alley Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2014 Painting Now, One Church St Gallery, Great Missenden
Essential Elements, St Brides Gallery, Liverpool Biennial Independents
5th Paul Ricard International painting Symposium,Ile de Bendor, France
'Lost', an artistic archaeology of the recent past, Salisbury Art Centre
2013 Nuances Parisiennes, Musee de Beaux-Arts de St Petersbourg, Russia
Visions of Yorkshire, The art station, Huddersfield train station
Cities; All Dimensions, Tokarska Gallery, London
2012 Begehungen 9, In der Zwischenzeit, Chemnitz, Germany
The Schools, ex RA students from 1950-90, Beverley Art Gallery
2010 ’Refracted Landscape’, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
‘Paint’, Beldam Gallery, Brunel University, Uxbridge
Urban Voids and Absences, turn-berlin gallery, Berlin
2009 Artists in Residence 09, Chapman Gallery, Salford University
Fete Picasso-Small Art Objects, Vallauris, France
2006 ‘Urbia’ Sheffield University
‘Roderic Barret and his students’, Chappel Galleries, Chappel
2005 ‘Fold it’ Stroud House Gallery, Stroud 2003
Prizes, awards. Open submissions
2021 Royal Cambrian Academy Open
2019 Wales Contemporary, Waterfront Gallery, Milford Haven & Mall Galleries London
Hull Open, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
2018 NN Open Northampton selected by Roxy Walsh, Kaavous Clayton, Jules Devonshire
Town Hall Arts Open, Trowbridge
Waterside Open, Sale, Manchester
Fronteer Open 2018, Sheffield
Winter Open, Gallery Steel Rooms, Brigg
2017 Amateras Mini Paper Art Exhibition, Gallery Finesse, Sofia, Bulgaria
Dreams and Extremes: America, Lichfield Art Prize finalist, Lichfield Cathedral
[Kun:st}Preis International, Galerie Kerstan, Stuttgart
Legend, Moma Machynlleth, Wales
Doncaster Open, Highly Commended award
2016 Peterborough Open, highly commended award, judged by Sarah Brown,
Dale Devereux Barker, Yasmin Canvin
2015 Neo Art Prize, Gallery 27. Bolton Market Place, Bolton, selected by
Ian Davenport, Amira Gad, Margot Heller, and Helen Phelby.
Shoosmiths Art Prize, Milton Keynes Arts for Health selected by
Baroness Wall, Sophie Hall, Julia Alvarez, Gary Assim.
2014 9th International Biennial of Drawing, Pilsen, Czech Republic
2013 Finalist, Modessqe 1st painting contest, Skwer, Warsaw
'Drawing' Salisbury Art Centre, Salisbury
Ludlow Open, Ludlow selectors; Christopher le Brun,
Ann de Charmant, David Keaton-Roberts, Nathaniel Pitt
2012 Neo Art Prize, Bolton selectors; Kwong Lee & Aileen McEvoy
2011 Arqadia award for a work in monochrome, Society of Graphic Fine Art
2010 ArtWorks open, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London selected by
Timothy Hyman & Graham Crowley
2009 Drawn In, Sidcot Arts Centre, Winscombe, Somerset
2005 Jerwood Drawing Prize selectors; Stephen Farthing, Martin Kemp,
Dr Sarah Simblet
1995 John Moores 19, prizewinner selectors; Frances Spalding, Timothy Hyman,
Basil Beatie, Alex Kidson
1990/2 Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions
2019 Other Sounds Other Places, Gois, Portugal
2018 World of Co, Sofia
Workers Gallery and studios, Ynyshir, Wales
2017 The Gathering, Wakefield
2016 Digging into the Quicksands of Time, Anna McNay, http://art-corpus.blogspot.com/
Interviewed for 'Provence TV', SIAC Marseille, France
2013 Modessqe Art Magazine September, Cracow
2007 David Briers, text for 'Short Frieze'
Collections Societe Paul Ricard, Bandol, France , Beldam Gallery, Uxbridge University
Royal Overseas League, London and Private Collections