Jayne Simpson

Jayne is a practising, exhibiting artist and university lecturer living and working in the North West.

In 2011 she graduated from Uclan with an MA Fine art, studio practice degree with distinction. She previously studied Fine Art at Liverpool John Moore’s University and P.G.C.E at Huddersfield University. She has been teaching art and design in Lancashire since 1997.

Jayne has established and sustained an evocative and emotive creative practice exploring the metaphorical significance of clothing and personal items through printmaking and painting. Her practice is concerned with questioning faith and spirituality but most importantly, identity.

More recently that practice has extended to an engagement with spaces, houses, abandoned or condemned buildings to facilitate other sensory strategies and mediums such as lighting, photography, projection and smell.

Jayne’s work is constantly informed by the excavation and preservation of memory or in remembrance of a smaller, more discreet history. It is important to her that her work embellishes and celebrates experiences or items that were important in a past-time. She endeavours that while her work is emotive she avoids the sentimental.

While her references are often personal and her practice a visual, documentary archive, it is the wider community that is currently informing her practice. She is also exploring means of collaboration through specific site interaction and response.