Jane Kell is a colourist working within the tradition of realism who pushes the boundary with colour and form to achieve a semi-abstract quality in her work. She started painting in 2010 and is essentially untrained although she has a BA Honours in the History & Theory of Art from Essex University and worked for many years in arts PR. In 2019 Jane re-located from London to Washington DC where she now lives and works. She paints full time from her home studio and is inspired by the surrounding landscape. The effect of light on water and the colours in nature and the manmade environment are recurring themes in her work. Since 2017 she has worked on a series of 'Pool' paintings and she enjoys the colours and abstract shapes which the subjects present. The pool paintings continue to be of interest as they allow her to combine key figurative elements into work with a strong abstract sensibility.