Jane Ormes was born in Bromley in 1964. She graduated with a degree in Surface Pattern Design but now concentrates on producing whimsical and decorative limited edition prints which are available from selected galleries throughout the country. She spends any spare time daydreaming about Daniel Craig and ginger flapjack (although not together obviously!).
The technical bit
Screenprints are produced by pushing ink through a fine mesh that is stretched over a wood or aluminium frame. By using a photographic process the image to be printed is exposed onto the mesh. The ink is pulled across by a rubber blade called a squeegee and is deposited onto the paper beneath. Each colour is printed separately. It is a lengthy and labour intensive process that has taught Jane two things: patience and how to remove acrylic ink from a variety of fabrics.
My screen prints reflect my take on the world. I produce playful, colourful images, often involving animals in absurd situations. I like to think that these creatures all have a secret life that we know nothing about. I keep a notebook to jot down unsual names or lyrical phrases as these can often lead to an idea but its more likely that i will be inspired by a story or situation that tickles me. Drawing, patterns & textures are all integral to my work as well as large areas of flat bold colour which can be achieved by the screen printing process.⬅︎ Prints