Jane Elizabeth Cullum Studio Paintingsand drawings
Painting in New Zealand
Welcome to the new art website of Jane Elizabeth Cullum.
I am currently based in the UK, but my love of travel informs my work, as does my background in dance. I aim to capture the constantly changing colours and shapes of the land, sky and sea, wherever I am. At the moment I'm inspired by the magical land and sky-scapes of the South Shropshire hills where I live.
I use mainly water-based media, acrylic and watercolour, depending on the subject matter and my mood. If I'm feeling contemplative, then I tend to work quite loosely with watercolour, letting the paint flow and blend in surprising patterns. At other times I like to work more energetically (usually with acrylics), layering paint on, scraping it off and scoring marks into the surface, creating interesting textures. I rarely plan out paintings beforehand as I prefer to work intuitively, following the impulse of my feelings about a place a situation, and intuiting what the paint wants to do. A painting might start off in one direction, and then gradually or suddenly, something clicks into focus and it becomes clear what direction this particular painting is going in.
Sometimes the journey is more important than the destination, and all kinds of treasures can be found along the path if we are mindful enough to look around us, and attend both to the close-to and the far-off. This website expresses my own way of trying to pay attention, and bring back some of the things I've noticed along the path. I hope you find something here which delights or intrigues you, and if you do, please let me know! Happy wanderings....
All text and images on this site copyright Jane Elizabeth Cullum 2017.