I am an artist printmaker working in the relief and intaglio processes, which include etching, carborundum and woodcut prints. My work is inspired by the subject of work/industry and I have made drawings in a wide variety of industrial locations which have included sewage pumping stations, a distillery, construction sites and a bell foundry, etc. The experience and inspiration of drawing on these sites have led to many major suites of prints and projected animation created from prints. I attempt to organise a solo exhibition approximately every two years and in the meantime exhibit in open and group shows, taking opportunities where I can. My work has been acquired for the permanent collections of the [email protected] Museum, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, the Queen's collection, British Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Ashmolean Museum, the Clifford Chance collection and the Museum of London. I have written three books in recent years. The first, 'Printmaking for Beginners' has been published in UK by A&C Black and subsequently published by other publishers around the world, including China, Europe and the USA. This has become a course book on several printmaking degree courses. I have also written 'Drawing Matters', and 'Extraordinary Sketchbooks' is my latest book which profiles 31 sketchbooks from a variety of people, including Henry Moore and William Kentridge. I am an occasional contributor to Printmaking Today magazine.
CV & Education
Work in the collections of: The collection of Her Majesty the Queen - 2018; The British Museum - I have 12 works in their collection; Clifford Chance collection 2018; Ashmolean Museum; Fitzwilliam Museum; Museum of London; Smithsonian Institute, USA; Draiflessen Art Collection, Germany; University Centre Harlow, Essex; Heisler Collection, London
Group exhibitions: British Museum, the David Paisey collection 2018; Fitzwilliam Museum, Print REbels exhibition 2018; 2014-International Print Biennale; 2013-Pushing Print Festival, Margate; Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London 2013-15; Group of Ten, Bankside Gallery, London 2013; Bath Contemporary Gallery 'Men at Work' exhibition, 2015.
Commissions: University Centre Harlow (UCH), Essex 2011 - Draiflessen Art Centre, Germany 2011.
Awards 2013 - Printmaking Today magazine printmaking prize; Clifford Chance Purchase Prize - 2018
Publications: 2011 - 'Extraordinary Sketchbooks' by Jane Stobart; 2006 - 'Drawing Matters' by Jane Stobart; 2006 - 'Printmaking for Beginners' by Jane Stobart
Public realm 2004 - London Underground poster, Print depicted on tube poster, London Underground.