Ceridwen Jane Gray

Whilst recognising that artifice is a survival tool
and is also one of power, Jane tries to see past the facades of herself, of others and her surroundings to find the essence - delving into chaos - to glimpse the true nature of the subject. In this way the essence is perceived.

Jane seeks to express this perception through the style of painting that she calls Organic Expressionism where her paintings evolve rather than are preconceived. The paintings are built up through many layers of different materials and glazes in order to express the depth and complexity that constitutes our journey through life. All are abstractions to a greater or lesser degree.

Jane has been influenced by everything under the sun, but particularly the work of Kandinsky, Rauschenburg, Frankenthaler, Rothko, Abstract Expressionism, Symbolism and the Bauhaus. back to paintings