Jane Alexandra Cormack 2010 (c)
Why can't you see?
This artwork shows a woman opening herself up to reveal a magical world inside herself.
I proudly present Jane’s work on this blog. She's an amazing multi-talented artist! Her work is honest, open and contains so much magic. It opens awareness in all its beauty. Her paintings touch me in my heart, as she brings home to earth with them.
Jane creates unique and unusual jewellery, tiaras and accessories, 3D and 2D artworks, poetry and song lyrics and is available as a freelance writer and song lyricist.
Her work is inspired by the energies of nature, spirit, travel and the ever changing movement of life.
Jane’s one of a kind jewellery pieces were featured in the ‘35mm of Fame’ L’Oreal International Calendar 2005 as well as the short film ‘The Taylors’ 2005.
Jane about inspiration
Inspiration comes in every imaginable form, expected and unexpected, mysterious and obvious, a continuous flow should we allow it. The world inspires me, everything in, around and on it.People that are not afraid to be who they are and express their own inner truths in whatever form they love inspire me especially. I also inspire myself, through my experience and discovery of myself. The wonders of synchronicity and a million other things: People, their amazing stories, the natural world, surfers, poets, musicians, writers, film makers, scientists, love and friendship, words, the earth, environmentalists and lives lived by instinct and self trust. All these things inspire me to create the things that I do.
Jane Cormack Art
I originally hail from the silver east coast city of Aberdeen in bonnie Scotland. Always a very creative individual, I began writing poetry and rap songs at the age of twelve and short fictional stories from the age of seven. I spent most of my childhood years covered in paint, food, glue, glitter, twigs, mud etc, learning to play the piano and the clarinet and being close to nature.
My ambition was to be a songwriter but I ended up at Art School. There I studied 3D Design at Robert Gordon’s University, Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen for four years graduating with a BA Honours degree in Design and Craft in 2000. My course also covered aspects of entrepreneurship. This provided a basis of information that began my thinking towards setting up my own business. In my final year I specialised in glass design creating glass sculpture and lighting. Following the degree show, I exhibited my work at the New Designers Exhibition 2000 in Islington, London and the Queens Road Gallery in Aberdeen.During my Art School years I travelled extensively around Europe and after graduation made a solo four month trip to North and South America. It was on my return from this inspirational and insightful travel experience that I decided to start my own business with the sponsorship and aid of the Princes Scottish Youth Business Trust.
In January and February 2003 I travelled to Guatemala and Belize. Here, I spent seven weeks exploring, studying Shiatsu massage and attending 3D art glass workshops, returning in March with plenty of new ideas.
In 2004 after developing my business I decided to move to Australia. I continued to develop my business based in Manly, Sydney and sold my work regularly at Paddington and Manly markets as well as many one-off festivals and events. During this time I also opened a shop on E-bay selling my own designs as well as imported pieces.
After two fabulous years in Australia I based myself in Queenstown, New Zealand where I worked for the local newspaper in advertising and as a writer. After nine months in the mountains, I moved to the rainforests near Auckland and worked freelance as an Arts Assistant and Props Buyer in the Film and Television Industry. During this time, I continued to design jewellery, paint and write poetry.
In 2008, I moved back to the UK, to London where I studied an MA in Creative and Professional Writing. After completing the course, I returned to Scotland in 2009 where I currently reside in the creative city of Edinburgh. At present, I write articles for an online site for writers and am developing a business involving creative self-expression classes through cross-art forms.
- I invite you all to visit her site Jane Cormack Designs
- You can find prints and cards with her art here on etsy: Jane Alexandra Cormack - Natural, Eco- Friendly Design
- You can find Jane’s written articles at Jane Alexandra Cormack for Suite101 and keep up to date with new events, art, articles, poems and creative musings on Jane Alexandra’s Blog.