Jane works in mixed media, some of her original contemporary artworks are available for sale and displayed here in Jane’s online gallery. There are also signed limited edition prints available for a selection of the artworks.
Jane is based at the Blue Pig Studio in Carloway, Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles. At the Blue Pig Studio, Jane has a gallery displaying both her own contemporary artworks and those of other local artists. Here in her own studio Jane also teaches art classes enabling others to create their own artworks.
The collections of Jane’s contemporary artworks displayed in this online Gallery are: “A Place at the Edge”, “A sense of Place”, “A Port of Call”, (Jane’s solo exhibition at An Lanntair in Stornoway) and includes her latest collection of artworks up to September 2006.
Landmarks is a collection of memories and echoes, gathered from across the country, from Cornwall to Edinburgh, Lewis to London. They are semi abstracted, layered images, exploring light, colour and atmosphere. Buildings and structures become simple silhouettes, animated by openings and edges.Shadows and sunshine, boulders and pebbles, pavements and walls all have a part to play. Nothing stands still, things dissolve into a mosaic of overlapping fragments.
The response to these places , though, is more than a journey through landscape, it echoes landmark events of circumstance and history. As a result these pictures are a personal exploration, thinking in paint if you like.
As one commenter described it,they are about feelings not rationality, about imagination not commonsense.
Jane and Gareths work is substantially different. Jane works in a wide variety of media using colour as an emotional response. Gareth works in a far more understated way. It’s strange that the exhibition should form such a happy marriage and that two such different journeys should end up on the same island.
The Morven Gallery is in Upper Barvas, Isle of Lewis
There is always a range of Jane’s work in the Blue Pig Gallery.
Jane also has some of her artwork at the Seallam Heritage Centre as part of an ongoing exhibition about St Kilda
During September/October 2009 Jane has an exhibition at An Lanntair Arts Centre in Stornoway
I am hoping to revamp the studio and gallery before the onset of the main season, a lick of paint and a good sort out etc. There seems to be a lot to do. I’m off to India at the end of the month, a mixture of work and play.
The trip to Germany has resulted in a series of small painted wooden blocks of the markets… a sort of desk top interactive thing, multi sided, interchangeable.
These pics are drawn from the harbour on 27th December, a new work in progress:
The 2010 season begins at Pitlochry festival theatre with their Spring exhibition. A special request has been made for a series of Journey boards.
New work can be seen at Edge of the North Wind exhibition at Morven which starts on March 27th, new print work will also be submitted to Inchmore Gallery, Invernesshire.
Workshops and Tutorials
My diary is pretty full ~ but I still have a few openings, for anyone who would like a bespoke tutorial, course or to set up a workshop
Please phone for details: 01851 643225
Open Studio Sessions - Wednesdays
These are aimed at those students wishing to have a space in which to develop their own work in a mutually supportive atmosphere. Come along and bring your own project. A small informal group gather together.
l0.30am - 4.30pm
Bring packed lunch
Please phone to book: 01851 643 225
Cost per session £12
The Blue Pig Studio is available for individual bookings!
Recent events include: School group visits, Children’s Creative Parties and Bespoke Activity Afternoons
Exhibitions during 2009
Visual Arts Scotland Exhibition ~ City Art Gallery, Edinburgh Hall at the end of March
Spring Exhibition - Pitlochry Festival Theatre ~ ‘Journeys’
Exhibition Seallam ~ Bill Lawson ~ ‘Connections’ ~ Exploring the theme of emigration ~ on throughout the summer
Morven Gallery, Lewis in August
An Lanntair, Stornoway September - October
Contemporary Artworks in the Blue Pig Studio Gallery
Blue Pig Studio Shop
The Pig Gallery ~ is a unique and exciting venue in which to buy affordable, contemporary artworks alongside unusual gifts and craft supplies.
All the artworks are originals by Jane Harlington, ranging from realistic landscape through to more cubist inspired pieces based on memory and experience.
The silk scarves painted in the workshop make excellent gifts for friends and family and are especially popular for sending overseas. Jane works to commission and is able to include lettering within the overall design, making the finished product beautifully bespoke.
Other products at present include a range of stained glass panels, glass brooches and silk necklaces. More unusual odds and ends include hand-made seaweed paper, “treasure bags” of beads and collage pieces, variety bags of coloured yarns and project packs designed in house especially to tempt creativity.
All Year but not Sundays
Please call by anytime, there is always a warm welcome at the Blue Pig Studio.
The Blue Pig Studio, is in Upper Carloway, Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles. At the Carloway Bridge take the Garenin Blackhouse Village turning, the studio is approximately 200 yards.
If you are interested in buying an artwork please contact Jane, she will send your artwork to you with an invoice which will include the packaging and posting cost.
Most of the artworks are sold mounted.
All of the artworks which are sold framed are in neutral coloured solid ash wood frames.
Overseas customers may wish to have their artwork sent unframed to reduce shipping costs. Please state your preference.
Blue Pig Studio
11 Upper Carloway
Isle of Lewis
(Please include your phone number when contacting by email)