Oxford Summer School

Jane Strother

Jane Strother trained at Bath Academy of Art, completing a BA in Fine Art and Printmaking in 1978 followed by a PGCE at the University of Bristol and in 2010 an MA in Art Education at Oxford Brookes University.

Since 1980 she has worked in schools, colleges and for many private organisations, teaching challenging drawing and painting courses for all age groups. Considerable experience in the line management and training of tutors and in monitoring good practice while working for Oxfordshire County Council and Abingdon and Witney College has enriched her own performance both as a teacher and professional painter and printmaker. For nearly 20 years she worked as a freelance commercial illustrator for a wide range of clients including Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, London Transport, Midland Mainline, Saatchi Design, Reader’s Digest, Longman, Heinemann, Penguin, Random House, Oxford University Press.

  • Publications: The Colour Pencil Artist’s Pocket Palette, published by Batsford, The Coloured Pencil Artist’s Bible and various magazine articles
  • Public collections: Lloyds Bank, Rank Xerox, Cambridge City Council, London Transport, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, prints commissioned by Oxford University NHS Hospital Foundation Trust and many private collections
  • Prizes - Lloyds Bank Young Printmakers Award 1985, Tom Coates Prize for the Oxford Art Society 2004 and 2005

Selected exhibitions

2021 Rona Painting, Oxford (group show)
2020 Cambridge Contemporary Arts, Cambridge (group show)
2020 Land Marks (with Ella Clocksin) The Old Fire Engine House Ely
Annual Oxfordshire Artweeks Open Studio Exhibitions
Annual Oxford Art Society Open and Members exhibitions
2017 Selected for National Open Arts Annual Exhibition, Bargehouse, London’s South Bank
2016 Selected for Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition
2012 Solo exhibition Ordinary Landscapes, O3 Gallery, Oxford
2012 Group exhibition Lost Landscapes for CPRE
2012 Solo Exhibition ‘Where Can We Live But Days?’ Oxford Brookes University
2010 (&1999) Artist in Residence, Garsington Opera
2009-2010 Artist in Residence, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford
1983-2004 Commercial freelance Illustration for publishing, packaging and advertising
1986-1990 Lithograph editions, published Curwen Studio, London W1. published Abacus (colour printers) Ltd
1986-1990 Screen-print editions, published Belgravia Contemporary Arts

Course Title Tutor Start Date Days Cost
Draw Paint Draw Jane Strother Mon 8th Aug 5 £260

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