JANE WALKER studied illustration and printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee before following a career in design at the BBC in London.
She has now come full circle and returned to her first love, printmaking and particularly linocuts. Jane uses the reduction linocut technique to produce handmade limited edition prints. These linocuts are made using a single block. Through each stage of cutting, inking and printing, the image is revealed as the actual block is destroyed. A reduction print can therefore never be reprinted.
Her prints reveal a fascination with still life and the richness of her palette and her strong graphic sensibility reflect her love of 20th century artists and craftsmen, 50s textile design and Scandinavian ceramics. Ordinary things, flea market finds, souvenirs, cherries, jugs, teacups, flowers combine to evoke a feeling, a memory or a sense of place.