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JaneFrench

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Artist and Educator

First Name and Last Name

Jane French

City

Leicester

Biography

About

Jane was born in West Sussex and is now based in Leicester. She graduated from Newcastle University in 1988 with a Fine Art degree. She also completed an MA in Design in 1996 at De Montfort University, Leicester. She has worked both as an illustrator and, more recently, as a graphic designer. She now works for galleries and to commission as a professional figurative artist. She is also an art and design tutor, working at a number of different art centres and FE/HE institutions both in Leicestershire and further afield.

 

Exhibitions

Exhibition History

2019 – Shortlisted for the BP Award Exhibition

2019 – Work selected for Society of Women Artists Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2019 – Rosemary & Co Prize, RBSA Portrait Prize Exhibition, Birmingham

2017 – Wilson Browne Prize and LCB Depot Prize, Open 28 Exhibition, Leicester

2016 – Shortlisted for the Royal Society of Portrait Artist’s Annual Exhibition, London

2015 – Shortlisted for the Royal Society of Portrait Artist’s Annual Exhibition, London

2015 – ‘Faces of Leicester’ – Solo Exhibition, The Old Library, Leicester

2015 – Charles Stanley Gold Award, LSA Annual Exhibition, Leicester

2012 – Highly Commended Prize – Sock Open Exhibition, Loughborough

2012 – ‘Leicestershire Landscapes’ – Solo Exhibition, LCB Depot, Leicester

2011 – Highly Commended Prize – RBSA Portrait Prize Exhibition, Birmingham

Education

Education History

I grew up in West Sussex and after talking A levels I studied Fine Art at Newcastle University (1984-88). In 1996 I completed an MA in Design at De Montfort University, Leicester. Since graduating I have worked as both a graphic designer and an illustrator.

Teaching Experience

Current Role

Online Tuition

Additional Information

Additional Information

Portraits for NHS Heroes

Subject: Jo Habben, Head of Clinical Governance and Patient Safety at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Quote from the Subject:

“I have been seconded from my normal role in the organisation to work clinically with the infection, prevention and control teams; including patient care and staff support.

The Portraits Project has captured the honesty, rawness and reality of the NHS during the pandemic. Ordinary people doing their jobs – suddenly thrust into the focus and spotlight. My portrait captured so much of what that day (26/03/20 08:55hrs) was about – wanting to show strength, positivity and the person behind the FFP3 respirator mask.” Jo Habben

 

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http://www.janefrench.co.uk