Jane Walker’s prints reveal a fascination with still life and the relationship between objects and space. The richness of her palette and strong graphic sensibility reflect a love of 20th century artists and craftsmen, 50s textile design and Scandinavian ceramics.
She uses the reduction linocut technique, which uses just one block, and the lino is cut away to create the first stage of the image, and prints taken in one colour, before more of the plate is cut away and the next colour printed. This technique requires great skill and does not allow for mistakes as the artist cannot revert to previous states of the plate. Jane’s editions are therefore notably small, making each print more special.
Jane studied illustration and printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee before following a career in Graphic Design at the BBC in London. For some time she designed textiles and ceramics in Porto, Portugal before returning to her first love of printmaking and in particular, linocuts.