Jane is a self-taught artist. After twenty-five years of working as a full-time professional painter, She has developed a distinctive style and repertoire, capturing the colour and atmosphere of the Irish landscape.
Working from her gallery in Tralee in Co, Kerry on the west coast of Ireland , her work is on permanent exhibit. A prolific artist, producing work for exhibition and to commission, her work features in numerous selected private and public collections.
“ I came from an urban area in England to the open country side of Kerry at the age of ten where the impact of the overwhelming beauty left me with a sense of awe that was to stay with me.
The last Twenty-five years of painting have been a labour of love and a process of developing the skills and techniques I need, to capture the beauty that I see and hopefully, the passion that I feel. It is an ongoing process. I see no end in that development. My work is a living, growing part of me or maybe I’m a living growing part of it “If I can convey my love of what I do in my work then I have succeeded.
Welcome to the first edition of the Draíocht Newsletter
Today marks the relaunch of the new website for the Draíocht Arts and Crafts Gallery, Adare. We have updated it to cater for mobile devices and for the first time it includes an on-line shopping capability. This means you can browse the shop at your leisure, checking up on the latest arts and crafts on display for sale. www.draiochtadare.ie
Please subscribe to our monthly news letter to follow the latest artworks available in Draíocht as they arrive. Wonderful pieces from many gifted Irish artists are always on display for that gift to someone special, that might just be you!
New work in Draíocht from Brid O’Kane, the Limerick based freestyle machine embroidery artist. Bríd describes her work as drawing with thread on canvas. Freestyle machine embroidery is a contemporary take on a traditional craft. Her creations have evolved from a love of the simple sewing machine and a desire to create something unique. Spring Showers and Jumping in Puddles are inspired by the Irish weather”!!