Jayne Pope - Contemporary British Artist

Inspiration, contemporary art news and thoughts by Jayne Pope

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Alice Neel

Alice Neel

OTHER ARTISTS JAYNE POPE Visit to Tate Modern May 2000 When the Tate modern first opened I went to see the portraits of artist Alice Neel. Never having seen American artist Alice Neel before , it was a surprise to see portraits so pared down and simple yet capturing...

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Homage to Hockney

Homage to Hockney

OTHER ARTISTS Walking in Suffolk June 2014 Walking in the landscape , I am inspired by Hockney to paint the shadows in the leafy tunnels. The tunnels of foliage on my walks have provided so many paintings, the summer tunnels are so dark and full, compared to autumn...

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Georgia o Keefe exhibition

Georgia o Keefe exhibition

OTHER ARTISTS Tate Gallery 16 May 2016 The second time I have been to a Georgia o Keefe exhibition in London. A spectacular exhibition and I particularly liked her landscapes, her work is female in her brushwork and the calmness created, I love her simplicity. Pink...

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Skiing in Austria

Skiing in Austria

TRAVELS Lech in Austria January 2015 Skiing past Anthony Gormley figures in the landscape was wonderful. Lech was covered in deep snow and route 32 was very popular. We were told that several Anthony Gormley sculptures were dotted along the routes. Blue skier in snow...

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Visit to Barcelona

Visit to Barcelona

TRAVELS Decided to go to Barcelona 7th May 2016 Barcelona city of art and architecture by Antonio Gaudi Arrived in Barcelona, so easy to get around , people were so friendly , food was tasty and the weather was glorious.visited Gaudis ,Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo and...

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Artists in the Lake District

Artists in the Lake District

TRAVELS Ravenglass in Eskdale The Lake District 8 June 2016 Following in the footsteps of the great Artists in the Lake District inspiration was not difficult to find ... A great ten days in the Lake District. Staying in writers cottage in Ravenglass, isolated with...

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Canadian Artist Lawren Harris

Canadian Artist Lawren Harris

ARTISTS AND THEIR EXHIBITIONS News from America 22 June 2016 Lawren harris, late, great landscape painter, has show curated by Steve Martin. I have been inspired by The group of seven and especially Lawren Harris for years. Pink and blue landscape 5ft x 4ft VIEW IN MY...

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Monet to Matisse Exhibition

Monet to Matisse Exhibition

ARTISTS AND THEIR EXHIBITIONS Visit in London 22 June 2016 Monet to Matisse exhibition at The Royal Academy. Paintings of artists gardens and waterlillys. In the very last room of the show were 15ft long pictures of water lillys that Monet painted mainly from memory....

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