JANE RAY




Jane Ray is primarily an illustrator and has illustrated numerous award winning books including those by authors such as Jeanette Winterson, Carol Ann Duffy, Michael Rosen and Oscar Wilde. Jane Ray also finds writing an equally absorbing art form. Jane Ray's work reflects a variety of cultural origins which she weaves in with her distinctive hallmarks of stars set in a blue firmament, decorative birds and glorious patterning. Jane Ray works mainly in watercolour with pencils, collage and coloured and metallic inks, blending decorative styles to create magical and exotic dreamlike pictures. 'I am drawn to the fairy tale because of its humanity and its universality', she says

Jane Ray was born and lives in London, with her family. Jane Ray works in a studio in her garden where she pins postcards and cuttings to the wall besides her work-table to provide inspiration and 'help her to focus'. Influenced by Paul Klee and Marc Chagall, Jane Ray spends a lot of time at The British Museum looking at folk art from various countries from around the world. Her work frequently takes her into schools where she finds the thoughts and responses invaluable and stimulating. She is involved with 'In the Picture', a lottery funded project run by Scope which aims to get more images of disability into children's books and a charity called 'The Art Room' , which gives children with challenging behaviour, the chance to be involved in art activities to build their concentration and self-esteem.

Jane Ray frequently exhibits her original work in Cambridge and London. This collection of Zodiac signs, commissioned by Aquarelle Publishing Ltd, glow with a magnificent vibrancy and other-worldliness.

'one of the most luminous illustrators at work today" The Economist

'an exuberant patterning and celebration of colour' Times Educational Supplement

'Just received the prints - I'm gob-smacked at the quality of the printing - I thought for a moment that you'd sent the originals back to me! Wonderful – thank you so much.' Jane Ray

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Jane Ray - Enchanted Forest - Limited Edition Print

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Enchanted Forest (with silk screens)

Jane Ray - Moonlit Clearing - Limited Edition Print

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Moonlit Clearing (with silk screens)

Jane Ray - Trout & Willow Pattern - Limited Edition Print

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Trout & Willow Pattern (with silk screens)

Jane Ray - Three Little Fishes- Limited Edition Print

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Three Little Fishes (with silk screens)

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Taurus - April 21 - May 21

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Gemini - May 22 - June 21

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Cancer - June 22 - July 23

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Leo - July 24 - August 23

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Virgo - August 24 - September 23

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Libra - September 24 - October 23

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Scorpio - October 24 - November 22

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Sagittarius - November 23 - December 21

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Capricorn - December 22 - January 20

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Pisces - February 20 - March 20



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Aquarius - January 21 - February 19