Collage (This piece is sold)

It's been a while since I've done any paper collage but I have been doing other things such as submitting a piece of digital collage for Timglaset 6, a great arts publication produced in Sweden. I'm really looking forward to seeing my work in there and will share more information about this when it's published.

Also this year I took part in an exhibition with the Tunnel art collective. Their next show is called Mercerism, at The Crypt in London. However, I haven't been doing much else so it's with great pleasure that I have gone back to doing some work with paper collage; when it's successful I think it is one of the best ways of working and can surprise the maker as much as the viewer with the result.

A3 Paper collage 2017
Found vintage photographs, gouache and graphite on paper.

Collaborative work: Dear Money

In our last show with the Tunnel collective Robin and I made some works together which was great fun and surprised us both in the sense that the work really was like some sort of progeny. We brought it forth into the world, kicking and screaming, with a character all of its own; not like our individual work at all. Somewhat punky and irreverent elements emerged in all the works we made under the collective name of 'WE' using materials such as newspaper, hardboard, PVA glue and acrylic paint.

This work was shown at the 'Hunger' exhibition that we had late last year with the Tunnel collective and now that we are in another show (Waterstones, Gower St, until 12th April) I remembered that I had not shown this work since, so here it is and it looks great hanging on our newly painted grey wall in the studio (Robin's bedroom).

I want to continue making some work together so we can learn from each other's strengths and continue to be surprised by the results. 

Dear Money
Acrylic, newsprint and PVA on board



 Back frame signage

Oil Painting: Luxury Apart


I showed you a glimpse of this painting a while back during the making of it. Here, for your perusal, is the full picture. I had forgotten to post the finished article. After the 'Hunger' show last year I put it away but I was reminded of it the other night whilst waiting on a station and looking at the Christmassy-looking red lights dotting the London skyline. They were cranes; the symbols of the ever-changing city of London, building larger office blocks and gentrifying all areas of the city, be it now or later. Anyone would be mistaken for thinking that all this building could lead to a better life for everyone with jobs and homes for all, but it doesn't really does it? In my painting below, if you look hard enough, you will find a small red question mark regarding this paradox.

Luxury Apart
Oil on canvas
51 x 40 cm
Jane Pearrett 

A work with topical elements: d'Art Bored

d'Art Bored
Mixed Media on board
by WE (Robin Tomens/Jane Pearrett)

Here's a piece of work Robin and I made a few months ago for The Tunnel's last group show, 'Hunger'. Appearances can be deceptive, especially in the case of this photo. What looks like a real dart board hanging on wallpaper is actually one flat piece, a collage of printed images. It's about boredom with the media obsession for certain individuals. I could name the characters but I will leave it to you to identify them; that's the fun bit. Needless to say there are two who are particularly topical.

It's signed... 

and has a small picture of the legend on the back.