Survey by Qualaroo

Jane Beeson

"One does not ever understand before they are completely created what is happening and one does not at all understand what one has done until the moment when it is done. Picasso said once that he who created a thing is forced to make it ugly. In the effort to create the intensity and the struggle to create this intensity, the result always produces a certain ugliness,... " Picasso/Gertrude Stein The shapes in my paintings are often based on microscopic slide sections of animal, plant or fungus tissue. Some of these are obtained from colour photographs of stained sections in science journals."

Studied at Kingston School of Art, the Beaux Arts, Paris and the Slade School of Fine Art, London. Between 1953 and 1958 she lived in Canada, Sweden and the Southern States, USA. She now lives in Devon.

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