1974 – 1975

Foundation Certificate Carmarthen College of Art, Carmarthen, S. Wales

1975 – 1978

BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Book Illustration, Newport College of Art, S. Wales

biography - abstract work - composition in yellow by Jayne Pope

2016 – 2019

I begun to take detail away from my work, objective representation no longer mattered.

My paintings are now totally abstract where nothing is real except colour.

In October 2018 I went to New York to study under the renown abstract and colour field painter Pat Lipsky. This was a turning point, I could see how to achieve paintings which had only been in my head before now.

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2010 – 2016

Moved to Suffolk.  Began to paint the surrounding landscape, through the changing seasons.

Portrait of Mr Patrick Burgess QC by Jayne Pope, contemporary British Artist

1994 – 2010

Painted portraits to commission, painted murals in private houses, furniture renovation and gold and silver leafing.

Taught still-life painting part-time in Wanstead Adult College.

Portrait of Richard E Grant by contemporary British Artist Jayne Pope


Artist in residence at New Hall Convent School, Chelmsford.  Began a new series of paintings pertaining to feminism.

Jayne Pope - large artworks in houses


Paintings shown and sold in Fisher Gallery, Neal St.  A pop-up gallery.

Paintings on screens exhibited in The Suzanne Ruggles Gallery, Fulham.

Work shown and sold in The Cooling Gallery, Cork St.

Commissioned to paint several large works in house in NW8.

Works published from my works in houses :  Interiors – House & Garden – Vogue – Murals by Lynette Wrigley, New Holland Publishers 1997 –  Seductive Interiors by Sera Hersham Loftus, Cico books 2012

Lecturer in drawing and painting, Harlow College, Essex.

1990 – 1993

Exhibition of paintings in Neal St Gallery.

Travelled to India, Rajistan, Kenya and Tanzania.  Exhibition at Academy House, Oxford St of work resulting from my travels.

Returned from Crete, sold works produced there.

1987 – 1990

Travelled to Crete to live and set up a studio.

Began painting the local landscape and travelled to neighbouring countries, Egypt, Turkey, Italy, Africa and the Greek Islands.

STill Life drawing by Jayne Pope contemporary British artist

1985 – 1987

Studied life painting at Richmond College.

1983 – 1985

Graphic Designer for Don Burston and Associates, Richmond.  Book Designer for Kilburn Publishing Company.  Exhibition of illustrations and etchings at the Questors Theatre, Ealing.

1982 – 1983

Graphic Designer or Browns Advertising, Covent Garden

1979 – 1982

Graphic Designer for Bechtel Great Britain Ltd, Hammersmith.