Studio Phone: +44 (0) 1295 758066         Email: jahamall@hotmail.com           Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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Jane Hamilton was born in Suffolk, England. She spent the first six years of her life in West Africa, a vivid childhood experience that has had a profound and lasting effect on her work.
 

" I love the elegance, the sensuality and dignity that, for me, are such an integral part of native African culture. I have always been drawn to the 'feet in the dust' feel of people, the essential strength or vulnerability that exists in all of us when everything else is stripped away. I like sculptures to be uplifting, to have a sensual feel and beauty that can touch the inner emotions that we all have, but often tend to ignore"

Dance is another medium that Jane uses to express beauty, fragility, strength and emotion through forms and figures that we can all relate to.

" For me, dance is probably the ultimate form of expression, the interpretation of emotion through music and movement. I love that contradiction between seeming fragility of dancers and the great physical strength that you know underlies it. That was something that Degas understood very well"

Her formal training began at Falmouth School of Art, then on to the City and Guilds School of Art in London. At a later period she studied part time at the Sir John Cass School, London.

Her work can be seen at her studio in Oxfordshire. She is a member of The Society of Portrait Sculptors and currently lives and works in Oxfordshire, together with her husband, Simon Allison, who is also an artist and together they established and run their fine art bronze casting business; Lockbund Sculpture Foundry

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
 

Jane's work is mainly commission based and is in private collections in America, New Zealand, Canada, Nigeria, Hong Kong and England.

EXHIBITIONS
 

2019         FACE, Society of Portrait Sculptors Exhibition, London

2018         Solo Exhibition, Church St. Fine Art, Nelson. New Zealand.

2017         Group Show, Quiddity Fine Art, Wiltshire.

2016         14th -17th July: Demonstrating at Art in Action, Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire.

2015         Group Exhibition, Wychwood Art, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.

2015         Group Show, Quiddity Fine Art, Wiltshire.

2015         Society of Portrait Sculptors, La Galleria, Pall Mall, London.

2014         Society of Portrait Sculptors, The Sladmore Gallery, London.

2014         Group Exhibition, Lockbund Gallery, Oxfordshire.

2013         Society of Portrait Sculptors, Cork St. London.

2013         Group Exhibition, Lockbund Gallery, Oxfordshire.

2012         Society of Portrait Sculptors Exhibition, Cork St. London.

2012         Group Exhibition, Lockbund Gallery, Oxfordshire.

2011         Society of Portrait Sculptors Exhibition, Cork St. London.

2011         Group Exhibition, Lockbund Gallery, Oxfordshire.

2010         Society of Portrait Sculptors, Cork St. London.

2010         Group show, Lockbund Sculpture, Oxfordshire Artweeks Exhibition.

2010         Group show, The Turril Gardens, Oxford.

2009         Society of Portrait Sculptors, Cork St. London.

2009         Group show Lockbund Sculpture, Oxfordshire Artweeks Exhibition.

2008         Banbury 400, Open Art Exhibition, Oxfordshire - Won Best Sculpture Award.

2008         Society of Portrait Sculptors, Cork St. London.

2007         Group show, Aynho. Oxfordshire.

2007         Society of Portrait Sculptors, Cork St. London.

2006         Group show, Lockbund Sculpture, Oxfordshire Art Weeks.

2006         Society of Portrait Sculptors, Cork St. London.

2006         Group show, BVA Gallery, Banbury, Oxfordshire.

2005         Society of Portrait Sculptors, Cork St. London.

2005         Group show, Lockbund Sculpture, Oxfordshire Art Weeks.

2005         Two man show, The Michael Hestletine Gallery, Chenderit School, Oxfordshire

2005         Memories Art Exhibition, Shropshire: work from Africa and Europe, held in aid of the Alzheimer's Society.

2004         Group show, The Turrill Gardens, Sumertown, Oxford.

2004         Society of Portrait Sculptors, Cork St. London

2004         Group show, The Table Yard, Idlicote House, Warwickshire.

2004         Three person show, Lockbund Sculpture, Oxfordshire Art Weeks.

2003         Group show, The Turrill Gardens, Summertown, Oxford.

2002         Group show, The Stable Yard, Idlicote House, Warwickshire.

2002         Group exhibition, The Blake Gallery, York.

2001         Group exhibition, Foxhall Gallery, Washington D.C.

2001         Society of Portrait Sculptors, Cork St. London.

2000         Society of Portrait Sculptors, Cork St. London

2000         Group show, Lockbund Sculpture, Oxfordshire Art Weeks.

1999         Society of Portrait Sculptors, Cork St. London.

1998         Society of Portrait Sculptors, Cork St. London.

1998         Group show, Lockbund Sculpture, Oxfordshire Art Weeks.

1997         Society of Portrait Sculptors, Cork St. London.

1997         Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London.

1997         Group show of sculpture, Woodstock Museum.

1997         Group show of sculpture, Banbury Museum, Oxfordshire.

1996         Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London.

1996         Group show, Lockbund Sculpture, Oxfordshire Art Weeks.

1996         Society of Portrait Sculptors, Cork St. London.

1996         Solo exhibition, Emscote Lawn, Warwick.

1995         Group show, The Stable Yard, Idlicote House, Warwickshire.

1993         Group show, Lockbund Sculpture, Oxfordshire Art Weeks.

1992         Group show, Lockbund Sculpture, Oxfordshire Art Weeks.

1991         Two person exhibition, Lockbund Sculpture, Oxfordshire.

1991         Group show, Henderson Carter Fine Arts, London SW18.

1991         Two person exhibition, Royal Aeronautical Society, London W1.

1989         Group show, Chelsea Arts Society, London.

1988         Two person exhibition, The Draycott Gallery, London SW3.

1987         Three person exhibition, The Guild Gallery, London SW1.

1987         Two person exhibition, Radley College, Oxfordshire.

1987         Two person exhibition, The Swan Gallery, Burford, Oxfordshire.

1986         Two person exhibition, Kintbury Berkshire.

1986         Group show, 'Out of Clay', Pool, Dorset.

1985         Two person exhibition, Foxhall Gallery, Washington D.C.

1982         Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London.

1982         Group show, private exhibition, South London.

1980         Solo exhibition, Foxhall Gallery, Washington D.C.

1980         Two person exhibition, King Street Gallery, London SW1.

1979         A prize winner with 'Two Boys' in the Heredities competition.