About

I am a ‘re-maker’, taking inspiration from found objects and turning them into something new. Although my background is in textiles, I now work predominantly with plastic.

I love art with an element of fun and the unexpected, and hope my work will make you smile!

“Every artist needs to find the right material through which he can express himself”                                                                                                                    David Mach, sculptor

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25 Responses to About

  1. Hi Jane, we just stumbled upon your work and my jaw dropped!! It’s beautiful. I’d been planning to do a public art mosaic with about 15 kids this summer and we’d started collecting bottle caps, but now because of you we’ve expanded to any little bits we can find! My question for you is what is the best way to adhere the objects. Our kids are 6-11 yrs old.
    Thank you!

    • janeperkins says:

      Hi Liita, thanks for your comment! I work on a firm board and use a hot glue gun, followed by a layer of PVA glue.
      I’m not sure about using a hot glue gun with such young children but it sticks the items immediately, and things can be pulled off and moved if needed.
      My work is intended to be shown indoors – it is not weatherproof. Not sure if this helps! Good luck with the project!

  2. Thank you Jane. My hot glue gun is my favorite tool!! We’ll send pictures!!

  3. shelley stepanuik says:

    Hello Jane. Your work is amazing. I’ve never seen anything like it. Do you make custom-ordered works? We can email to discuss further. An amazing talent!

  4. Rosa says:

    Amazing work Jane! #loveit

  5. Marie Moore says:

    I just sent you and email regarding some items to mail you. I live in midwest USA. Are your pieces ever in an exibit here or sold at a gallery in the US?

  6. Robyn Patrick says:

    Hi Jane
    I am an art student still in high school and would absolutely love to use you as one of my inspirations but i can not for the life of me find any personal information about you?
    Robyn
    🙂

  7. Interesting work , very beautiful . Would be interested in including your work on our website . http://www.botonesantiguos.es why you request permission . Thank you

  8. Laurel Berry says:

    Hi Jane,

    I’ve just come across your work and I’m blown away. It’s so jewell-like but taking the mundane everyday forgotten objects, very inspiring. I’ld really like to connect with you further. It would be great to exchange some emails!

    Best Wishes,
    Laurel

  9. Alex says:

    Please Jane, enter here, its a painting of your collage of Van Gogh!
    King regards,
    Alex
    http://pigmentoimprecisable.blogspot.com.es/

  10. Daniela Gallo says:

    Hi Jane! I´m Daniela, from Mexico. You´re a great artists and I love your work! You inspire me to create artworks with recycled materials. Thank you, best regards!

  11. Ian Cameron says:

    Hi Jane, we came across your work in the Red Propellor Gallery in Kingsbridge and thought it was wonderful. We particularly liked the Marilyn Monroe. I’m studying Art at Plymouth and our project at the moment is upcycling, recycling and sustainability. I’m making a piece from old electrical cable and bits of plastic, so I was drawn to your work.
    As part of my project can you give me any advice on using used plastic, fixing etc. Anything would be really good.
    Cheers,
    Ian.

  12. Maria says:

    I love your works! I have long wanted to do work with the same materials that I have saved 2 years ago !! Congratulations !! Art in all its forms, is the most beautiful way to manifest … Namasté

  13. philip tonkin says:

    Hello Jane – Apparently you visited my little girls class the other day (she if 5) and now obsessed with your work 🙂 You have made quite an impression on her! We all very much look forward to visiting your exhibition at Teignmouth – your work really does look fantastic! I assume we can just turn up between 27th May & 9th June…

  14. Cathy says:

    HI Jane
    I will be visiting Sommerset/ Dorsett area in October. Would you be having an exhibition in the area? Do you offer classes?

  15. Chiara says:

    Hello Jane, I’m wondering if it’s possible to see a few of your great pieces of art in some place or galleries sometimes.. I’m in love with your art!
    Cheers, Chiara from Italy

  16. stclan91 says:

    Hello Jane,

    My name is Natalie and I am an art teacher in Canada. Your work is so uplifting in so many ways – the creative & environmentally friendly use of materials, the fun and recognizable subject matter! I wondered if you would be open to using Skype to have a brief discussion with a group of eager art students. Thank you so much for your delightful and inspiring work!
    All the best,
    Natalie

    • janeperkins says:

      Hi Natalie
      I’ve just tried to send you a direct email but it was rejected
      Thanks for your lovely comments.
      Yes – I’m happy to do this if we can find a suitable time!
      Jane

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