Art in Focus: Jane Joseph: Sea, Land and Journeying - Autumn 2014, Hammersmith
Jane Joseph (b. 1942) is a leading print maker who is particularly associated with etchings. The basis of her printmaking is always drawing from life. The etching process provides a distillation of these earlier drawings producing images of great simplicity. Joseph studied at Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts and gained the Leverhulme Award for travel in Europe in 1965. Since 1980 she has lived and worked in West London, where she has been preoccupied with depicting the urban landscape. Her work is held in many public collections including the Government Art Collection, The British Museum, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The works on display in this exhibition demonstrate both her drawing and printmaking techniques. The six ferry drawings were inspired by Joseph’s travels to the West Coast of Scotland, a trip which she does annually during the same period in September. At this time of year, she observes the change in the seasons and enjoys the opportunity to look at a different landscape before returning to London for the winter.