“I view my linocut and etching work as experimentation with line. I like my lines to be playful. Colour comes later.”
Exhibitor at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and shortlisted for Wildlife Artist of the Year, Jane Bristowe combines her clear and distinct use of line with a passion for colour. Her appealing style has established her as a leading exponent of animal images. Her innovative linocuts display her inventive artistic imagination in capturing the simple appearances and character of a stunning array of animals, placing Jane among the best of this genre currently working today.
In 2021, Campari chose Bristowe’s artwork for their Art Without Walls advertising campaign with the Affordable Art Fair. Collaboration has become key to Bristowe’s work, starting with her animal rug designs with Amy Kent bespoke rugs, the Jane Bristowe Rhino Silk Square scarf with Fox & Chave and further collaborations with Bledsoe Bags.
Jane recently published a book called ‘Dear Elephant’ in collaboration with author Florina Falce, created for children and adults alike and all who care for the environment and conservation of endangered species. Following Virginia McKenna OBE endorsing Dear Elephant, Jane has a new collaboration with Born Free Foundation.