Jane Ormes

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Jane Ormes

Jane Ormes is a printmaker with a passion for pattern and the absurd. Her prints are delicate and colourful, often drawing on nature to create fun narratives within her pictures. Jane grew up in Germany, Cyprus and Buckinghamshire and studied Surface Pattern Design at Leicester Polytechnic, graduating in 1987. She has been a freelance designer since then and rediscovered screen printing in 2004. She has had an exciting and varied career, illustrating children’s books, designing packaging for Marks and Spencer, and a reproduction of her work has even popped up in an episode of Coronation Street. After working for many years as a freelance illustrator, it was moving to Bristol that really sparked Jane’s interest in screen printing and she is now a member of Spike Print Studio. Jane’s gains further inspiration from Brian Wildsmith, Picasso and Scandanavian design when creating her vibrant, whimsical screen prints. Through simple designs, she tells tales of birds unaware of spying cats below and of tigers yet to realise that they’ve got their feet wet. Now living in North Bristol near the bustling Gloucester road, Jane loves to immerse herself in the city’s culture. “Bristol is such an amazingly creative city” she says, “There is so much going on here from the theatre , music, graffiti artists and the abundance of makers.” Her process begins with doodles from where she makes a stencil for each colour, which are all printed separately. To discuss any of Jane Ormes’ works or to discuss a commission please email deborah@wychwoodart.com or call 07799 535765 / 01869 338155.