Jayne Stokes: Out There
Winner of the 2017 Open Eye Gallery Exhibition Prize at the Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, Jayne Stokes debuts her first solo exhibition with the Open Eye, presenting a series of new paintings and assemblages that document her real and imagined journeys made throughout Scotland in the last year.
This exhibition is a culmination of Stokes’ explorations and discoveries across the Scottish landscape during the past year. Whilst discovering new places, she has also enjoyed exploring the familiar settings of her East Lothian home in more depth, documenting her travels along the way. Out There comprises of miniature watercolour paintings and assemblages in which fictitious landscapes are pieced together from fragments, random images, found objects and old maps that were collected and accumulated in her studio during the year.
Born in Shropshire in 1973, Stokes graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1996 with a first-class degree in drawing and painting, later studying at Winchester School of Art in Barcelona, graduating with an MA in Fine Art in 1998.
She recently gained professional membership of the Society of Scottish Artists and was shortlisted for The Sunday Times Watercolour Prize in 2015 and 2016. She was awarded both the Moidart Trust Landscape Prize and the Royal Scottish Academy Art in Healthcare Award in 2016.
Jayne lives and works in North Berwick. Her work is held in several private and public collections.