Jane Pascoe studied Fine Art at Bristol Polytechnic at the Faculty of Art Media & Design between 1973 and 1977. She then went on to take a post-graduate teaching degree at Brighton Polytechnic. She has been a regular exhibitor at the RWA since 1974 and has shown her work in numerous other venues. Jane Pascoe has shown her work at the Royal Academy, Parkin Fine Art and the Mall Galleries. She has work in the Permanent Collection of the RWA as well as in the collection of the Cheltenham & Gloucester Building Society at their Cheltenham Headquarters.
In 1983 she had a solo show at the Salisbury Arts Centre and a solo show in the Methuen Gallery at the RWA. Her work has been included in mixed exhibitions at the Victoria Art Gallery Bath, and Beaux Arts Bath. She has also shown with the Bath Society of Artists and in a South West Arts Touring Exhibition. In London.
Jane Pascoe has shown her work at the Royal Academy, Parkin Fine Art and the Mall Galleries. She has work in the Permanent Collection of the RWA as well as in the collection of the Cheltenham & Gloucester Building Society at their Cheltenham Headquarters.
She works in two and three dimensions using mixed media. Painting, sculpture and printmaking, the latter including silkscreen, lithography and etching are the variety of processes with which she works.
Commenting on key influences she notes: 'The principal subject of my work is still-life. Drawn from my surroundings especially the family house, the old rectory. My parents had an extensive and eclectic collection of antiques and interesting objects many of which, such as oil lamps, mirrors and ceramics occur frequently in my work…my father Ernest Pascoe was a major influence also the fauve painters particularly Derain and Vlaminck. The constructions of Picasso and the still lives by Juan Gris and Georges Braque and the still life paintings by Ben Nicholson are also significant.
'My own constructed reliefs are always painted. I apply several differently coloured layers to the shapes and then rub down the surface to achieve a smooth layer where the different colours are allowed to shoe through in areas.
'Another major influence is the linear quality of Egyptian Art. I have also been influenced by the linear and non representational qualities of Islamic art and the curvilinear aspects of Art Nouveau.'