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About Me

Having graduated from the University of Sunderland in 2012 with first class honours in Fine Art, I live in the village of Whorlton, near Barnard Castle. I work full time as an artist, art teacher and creative encourager.

My practice is focused by a curiosity about the way in which colour effects how I feel. I trace this facination back to childhood when I would play for hours with the vast collection of multicoloured buttons, ribbons and yarns owned by my Grandmother, a skilled dressmaker.

I have exhibited in galleries all over the country. My present work builds on Connecting People to the Landscape, a series of projects I led for Groundworks North East and Cumbria in 2015-16.

My present work has been created in response to time spent down beside the River Tees - a particular fascination with light, texture, and water passing over earth and stone.


I am intrigued by the way in which colour affects how I feel. My process is built on the exploration of colour through the combination of traditional and non-traditional materials. I work intuitively; pursuing the relationship between colour, light, space and emotion.

Design plays a significant role in my art. My purpose is to create work to fit personal environments and enhance the experience of public and domestic spaces.


“Being able to share and pass on skills and knowledge is something I am very passionate about. To see participants getting involved and creating artwork, is rewarding.”

I run three art classes:

I am available to run informal demonstrations and workshops. Please email me for further information -

May 2017

North East Neonatal Family Day

April 2017

Cotherstone Exhibition

July 2016

A Summer Day outing for Guisborough Arts Society to Kennedy's Ponds, Cotherstone.

June - July 2016

Final Groundworks NE & Cumbria Connecting People to the Landscape project based at Headlam Hall.

February - March 2016

Another project for Groundworks NE & Cumbria Connecting People to the Landscape inspired by Kennedy's Ponds, Cotherstone.

October - November 2015

connecting people to the landscape An exciting project Connecting People to the Landscape I was given the opportunity to create earlier this year by Groundwork NE and Cumbria.

Jane Young CV (opens in a new window).