Welcome to the home page of my virtual gallery. I hope that you enjoy my portfolio of paintings and should you wish to purchase a work this can be arranged!
My name is Jane Coombs, I was born in Wales and have been painting since a very young age, almost always in the medium of oil. I lived for twelve years in New Zealand where I attended Art School.
I have always enjoyed the freedom of the outdoors and the solitude of the countryside. I particularly enjoy the dramatic coastline of Wales and the splendour of the Brecon Beacons. I see a special beauty in a landscape that is untouched by human hand and which can, against all odds, retain a feeling of wilderness. Even in heavily populated areas the vastness of nature can still be apparent and I seek to reflect the infinity and resilience of the natural world in my paintings.
Often the subject matter of my paintings is sparse and singular and I try to create a profound sense of time and space by merely hinting at it. My urban landscapes which focus on disused railway buildings adhere to these aims as do my latest portraits in ink.