About

In one of my studios

Hi I’m Jane. I’m based in Worcestershire and in the Alicante Province of Spain. I live with my husband Paul and our little Shih Tzu Gem.

I’ve been an artist all my life. I grew up in the era where making art was all about experimentation. It was great fun. I became an Art and Textiles secondary school teacher in Birmingham. I loved inspiring others for twenty six years to work to their personal best and to believe in themselves.

Over the years I was lucky enough to be a breeder, exhibitor and judge of St Bernard dogs giving me the knowledge and skills to portray this wonderful breed on canvas. The only hands on contact that I have now is judging St Bernards at Championship level under my Brenidge affix and former name, Jane Brennan. I’m so looking forward to my next judging appointment at Crufts in 2022.

Working from a very clear photograph in my studio

I absolutely love working from a clear photograph, capturing the spirit of someone’s pet and bringing it to life in a painting. I work mainly in acrylic paints because they dry so quickly. It’s also such an adaptable medium which can mirror the qualities of watercolours and oils, which I also love working with.

If you are interested in commissioning a pet portrait, take a look at the style of my paintings in The Pet Portrait Gallery. Then contact me so that we can discuss the various options available.

Latest Completed Commission

Working in my studio with a little help from my friend

Painting brings me great joy, hope & gratitude especially in this new world that we now find ourselves in. I simply love moving paint around the canvas and adding layers of colours on top of each other. I love exploring colour making, patterns, contrasts and tones to capture a moment in time or the essence of spirit.

I so enjoy painting intuitively. It’s like unravelling layers of spiritual emotions. My clients find that they are drawn towards a particular painting. It holds a special significant energy for them. Every picture tells a personal story.

I produce paintings in a variety of sizes. They are all so unique and I am pleased to say that I cannot replicate them. If you are interested in my style of work to enhance your home or as a special gift you may like to commission a particular colour scheme. Do contact me to discuss this further.

Peace & Tranquility £1749 Actual Size A1

This is my favourite so far. Definitely a strong influence here by The Impressionist Movement, Monet in particular. I love mixing beautiful, harmonious colours from a limited palette and then adding a touch of sparkle.

Engaging with Spirit

SOLD to a very satisfied client

Sue Philips Soulhealeronline – Shamanic Healer, Psychic Medium, Spiritual Teacher

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Artist and Gallery, Alvechurch, Worcestershire