Coming soon! My series of paintings that highlight the plastic pollution of farm fields where food is grown for human and animal consumption.

The purpose of this painting is to highlight the plastic that pollutes farm fields where food is grown.

Obstructions Exhibition at Castlefield Gallery, Salford.

https://www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk/event/obstructions

‘Obstructions’

“In 2020 Castlefield Gallery invited 15 artists from the North West of England to re-make an existing piece of their work with one condition: they had to accept a bespoke ‘Obstruction’ given to them by another artist in the exhibition. Inspired by a long history of artists using self-imposed restrictions to aid creative or free thinking, it also riffs off the restrictions and disruptions caused by COVID-19.”

My response to my obstruction ” USE ONLY FOUND OBJECTS and delve into the subject of plastic waste” was the theoretical discovery by a future archaeologist of a layer of plastic waste. I produced a collection and display of ‘found’ plastic and a series of watercolours of the plastic shards under the title “…a global seam of plastic…”

Photograph-Matylda Augustynek

‘IN SERIES’ is my current solo exhibition at The Glass Cube Gallery, The World of Glass, St Helens.

“Since Jane Fairhurst began work in her studio at Cross Street Arts twenty years ago she has produced work addressing a range of subject matter as work ‘in series’. She sees her art as a platform to talk about issues that range from critiquing capitalism, environmental concerns and why women have been left out of our human story.

Jane works across a range of media using the one most applicable to her narrative, including painting, drawing, textiles, mixed media and installation.

In Series exhibition shows the range of media and depth of research covered by Jane during the two decades since she was instrumental in establishing the first studio group in Wigan, Cross Street Arts.”

Photograph- Matylda Augustynek

‘Isolation’ is the title for a new series of oil paintings I have been making initially in response to leaving the European Union but now more relevant to the current global pandemic.

Even the gulls have abandoned us … 2020

oil on limewood panel

30 x 25 x 2.5 cm

All that remains 2020

oil on lime wood panel

30 x 25 x 2.5 cm

The last house 2020

oil on lime wood panel

30 x 25 x 2.5 cm

No way in, no way out 2020

oil on lime wood panel

30 x 25 x 2.5cm

Once, a mighty citadel 2020

oil on lime wood panel

20 x 25 x 2.5 cm

Sentinel 2020

oil on lime wood panel

20 x 15 x 2.5 cm

Moving on from my Protective Amulet Series of paintings I have been exploring the possibilities of paint and making abstract paintings that are developing through the dialogue of one painting with another.

Landmass 2020

oil, acrylic and gesso on lime wood panel

20 x 30 x 3 cm

Peninsula 2020

oil, acrylic and gesso on canvas

100 x 100 x 4cm

Landmass and Peninsula

Vessel 2020

oil, acrylic and gesso on canvas

70 x 90 x 4cm

Shard 2020

oil, acrylic and gesso on lime wood board

20 x 30 x 3cm

Vessel and Vessel, losing its identity

Pod 2020

oil, acrylic and gesso on canvas

90 x 90 x 4cm

Burial Chamber 2020

oil, acrylic and gesso on lime wood board

20 x 30 x 3cm

Pod and Burial Chamber

Omphalos 1 2019/20

acrylic on canvas

30 x 30 x 3cm

Omphalos 2 2020

oil, acrylic and gesso on canvas

90 x 90 x 4 cm