About Jane Beinart

I make art because it is part of who I am – I need to make art just as much as I want to make art, and it makes my hands tingle when I think about creating something!

Where I make my work

My studio is the large spare room in my house in Oxford – which I set up last year and I’m loving having the space to create, make a mess.  I also really enjoy sharing this space making art with friends and family too.  I make my bigger work in my studio, but then I also create work when I’m out and about – taking my sketchbook and a pencil case of pens and pencils, and drawing when I’m on the bus, the train or in cafes.

My background

I am a self taught artist.  I studied arts subjects and school and did an Art Foundation course and then a History of Art degree, but had a long gap of creating work (other than attending the odd evening course), until I picked up my art materials 6 years ago and I have been making art, in my own self-developed way, ever since.

Some other (interesting) facts about me…..

  • I am slightly obsessed with personal development (I have worked in learning and development for 5 years and am also a life coach) – and am always looking for ways to learn and grow, and to help others do the same.  And this comes in really handy when running my beginners art classes.
  • I was not keen on my new married surname, but fell in love with it when I realised it was spelled Be-In-Art – which seemed highly appropriate and inspirational to me!
  • I also like running (the most interesting run I have done to date is a 10k in Ethiopia), cooking for people (I’m the queen of salads apparently), snuggling up with a good book, meeting new people and exploring.

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