Jane Andrews’s paintings are introspective, using personal and surreal imagery to explore her emotional interaction with the world. Andrews’s work deals with identity, as she reflects on the survival strategies of character and fate in an ever-changing and complex world. She ambiguously expresses ‘real-world’ autobiographical fact through ﬁctional creatures in unfamiliar ‘other-worlds’ She explains that "The paintings evolve organically; I approach each composition as a conversation between myself and the viewer, using symbolism, both established and personal, and narratives without definitive beginnings or endings. Broadly, my work deals with character, identity and survival strategies; I look for humor and the ridiculous to subvert and redact the complexities of living."
Two Steps Back
Oil on canvas painting by Jane Andrews. 46 x 40 inches