Behind The Scenes At The Museum

In these paintings Jane Gardiner’s fascination with mark-making and respect for the medium expresses itself as a pleasure in the tactility and colour of oil paint.

These small works are generally executed in one go, on pre-prepared panels and are snapshots of objects and artworks which have caught the eye of the artist on visits to museums.

They are vignettes of hidden corners, half glimpsed, a clash of colours or textures which taken out of context become small abstracts to delight the viewer.