Jane Kell lives and works in London. She uses oils almost exclusively, painting straight onto the canvas freehand, it is a fluid, exciting process which requires total concentration. She is a colourist rooted in the European tradition of realism but aims to push the boundaries with colour and form to achieve an abstract quality in her work. Although she is largely a studio painter following a French artist residency in 2017 where she worked 'en plein air' for the first time, her landscapes have become looser and painting outside and connecting with the landscape in an immersive way is something that has provided a new direction. The effect of light on water and the colours of the evening sky are recurring themes in her paintings.