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Jayne Stokes

Artist Biography

Born in Shropshire in 1973, Stokes graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1996 with a first- class degree in drawing and painting. Latterly she studied at Winchester School of Art in Barcelona graduating with an MA in Fine Art in 1998.

These fictitious landscapes are pieced together fromfragments, random images, found objects and old maps that were collected andaccumulated in my studio during the year. The old tins I integrate into eachpainting are used to select the figures and buildings, to set them apart fromtheir surroundings or provide a different perspective – often functioning likea magnifying glass’

She recently gained professional membership of the Society ofScottish Artists and was shortlisted for The Sunday Times Watercolour Prize in2015, 2016 & 2018. She was awarded the Open Eye Gallery Exhibition Prize in2017; and both the Moidart Trust Landscape Prize and the Royal Scottish AcademyArt in Healthcare Award in 2016.

Jayne lives and works in North Berwick. Her work is held inseveral private and public collections.


1997 - 1998 Winchester School of Art, Barcelona, MA EuropeanFine Art

1992 - 1996 Edinburgh College of Art, BA (Hons) Drawing &Painting

Selected Exhibitions 

Solo Exhibitions

2018 'Out There' Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

2014 ‘A Different Light’ RGI Award Exhibition

2011 'Passing Places' Howden Arts Centre, Livingston

1998 ‘Unearthed’ Grizedale Sculpture Park

Recent Group Exhibitions

2018 'Sunday Times Watercolour Prize' Mall Galleries, London

RSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy

'New Beginnings' Fidra Fine Art, Gullane

SSA/VAS Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Invited artist Macmillan Art Show, Bonhams, Edinburgh

2017 National Open Art Exhibition, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London

'All Square' Cameron Contemporary Art, Brighton

Invited artist Macmillan Art Show, Bonhams, Edinburgh

'Collective' Fringe by the sea, North Berwick

'Festival' Mixed Show Cameron Contemporary Art

2017 SSA Open Eye gallery Exhibition Prize
2016 Moidart Trust Landscape Prize / RSA Art in Healthcare award

2012 Royal Glasgow Institute Crinan Award

2000South London Press – Community artist award, Tate gallery, London 

Artists Membership Elected Professional Member Society of Scottish Artists

Corporate collections - Aberdeen Asset management

Public Collections BBC Your Paintings website - Oil paintings in public ownershipEdinburgh College of Art, Grizedale Arts, Art in Healthcare