Jayne Tricker is a landscape artist, ceramicist and art educator living and working in Gloucestershire.
She says: My family and I live in Cheltenham, the heart of the Cotswolds, I never seem to tire of its beauty, I am often found on Cleeve hill in all weathers sketching or painting what I see and feel and it is a great influence on my work. However, I am never without my paints wherever we go in the country or world. Painting for me is not a luxury, it's a necessity, it makes life make sense to me . I am passionate about drawing and painting directly from life, getting to the truth of a subject as I see it. I like to think openly about what I'm looking at as if I'm seeing it for the first time with no expectations, I am then free to empty my response onto the canvas. It's my view that, as an artist, my objective is to channel the truth of what i m seeing and feeling. I hope that by doing this I am able to provoke more of a connection with the viewer. I have also been exploring using text and image together with an aim to increase mine and the viewer's emotional response to the work, as this combines both the right creative brain and the left analytical brain. It's been a really interesting area to explore and I don't feel finished with it yet.