Jane Spence

Paintings Drawings Prints


01 about

I am interested in creating intriguing spaces where tales can unfold or mood and atmosphere can be felt. I generally work in mixed media, overlaying marks and colour, sometimes integrating collage to create texture and interest. My work also demonstrates my interest in drawing and line.

I gained a BA Honours in Theatre Design in Birmingham following my Art Foundation year in High Wycombe. This fascination with drama, storytelling and performance continues to inform my work.

I have lived in Brunei Darussalam and Kazakhstan, exhibiting in Brunei and Malaysia as well as the UK, and have travelled extensively around South East Asia.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you are interested in my work, would like to make a purchase or would simply like to know more about my practice. I am also happy to discuss commissions.


02 portfolio


03 exhibitions and projects



poArtry          A three-month project based on collaboration between pairs of visual artists                              and poets, resulting in new work and an exhibition.



FacetoFace  A year-long project bringing 30 artists together in six streams, responding to the                        theme of Penda, last pagan king of England. A supporting publication was                                  produced and the final works were toured.





13-22.09        AW Autumn Show, Artists Workhouse, Studley, Warwickshire

30.08-08.09 Face to Face project tour, General Office gallery, Stourbridge


15-30.06        Warwickshire Open Studios, Artists Workhouse, Studley


04.06-07.07  Face to Face project tour, Canwood Gallery, Checkley, Herefordshire

06-14.04        Face to Face project tour, Artists Workhouse, Studley, Warwickshire

01-10.03         AW Spring Show, Artists Workhouse, Studley, Warwickshire

-24.02             Coventry Biennial Open Competition, Herbert Museum & Art Gallery



08.12-             Coventry Biennial Open Competition, Herbert Museum & Art Gallery


12.10-04.12     Anchor Gallery @Warehouse Café, Birmingham


28.09-06.10   AW Members Exhibition, Little Buckland Gallery, Cotswolds


05-31.08         CC Summer Exhibition, Gunmakers Arms


23.06-01.07    Balance AW Open, Artists Workhouse, Studley, Warwickshire

13.04-10.05    What Does Art Say? Anchor Gallery @Peel & Stone, Harborne, Birmingham


29.03-23.06    Four Women, 1000 Trades, Frederick St, Birmingham

28.03-03.06   Blue Butterfly Gallery, Solihull, West Midlands

19.02-11.03     Almost Spring, Gunmakers Arms, Bath St, Birmingham

29.10-03.03    Blue Butterfly Gallery, Solihull, West Midlands


30.06-31.07   Jazz Geometries -1, Courtyard Gallery, Winterbourne House, Birmingham

27.06-10.07    CC Summer Exhibition, Courtyard Gallery, The Core, Solihull, West Midlands

03.05-03.07   JaneandRuth, Kitchen Garden Café, Kings Heath, Birmingham


06.09-28.10    Exchange, CHAS@Moseley Exchange Gallery, Birmingham

02.07               Drawing to Jazz pop up exhibition, Eastside Studios, Birmingham

09-15.05         Postcard art, Preston Street Union @Exeter Artweek, Exeter

14-30.04         Art Yard Open, Reddal Hill Road, Cradley Heath, West Midlands


18.07-06.09   CHAS Summer Show, MAC, Birmingham


Winter Open, Courtyard Gallery, Hertford


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