Jane Willoughby is a Dublin (and Kilkenny) based decorative artist specialising in hand painted panels inspired by Art History, particularly wall paintings.
HOW IT ALL STARTED....
Qualifying first as an Interior Designer, History followed by an honours degree in Art History, Jane Willoughby went on to specialise as a decorative painter. Working for many years in this area she designed and implemented large-scale mural and painted schemes in Dublin town houses, such as' Deepwell', Country Clubs such as The K Club and Mount Juliet, as well as Private Homes in Ireland and Europe.
"On entering, the visitor is met with a soft hallway running along the length of the house whose walls are painted with a massive landscape where high skies, a lake and trees, form an idealised landscape. The overall tone of Willoughby's work is one of soft greyish colours, which is easy on the eye and fits very well with the overall decor"
Peter Pearson, IRISH ARTS REVIEW,
Jane's mural work was also featured in 'THE WHITE BOOK', PERIOD LIVING UK, HOUSE AND HOME, IMAGE INTERIORS, THE SUNDAY TIMES and THE SUNDAY INDEPENDENT' Interiors sections.
More recently Jane's Country House in Castlecomer which is decorated throughout with her hand-painted panels has been featured in THE SUNDAY TIMES, IRISH HOMES INTERIORS AND LIVING, (Cover story March 2018) and on Shinawil/RTE's HOME OF THE YEAR 2019.(episode 6)
Having retired from on-site mural work Jane now specialises in hand-painted panels.
Recent work reflects her continuing fascination with decorative motifs such as Chinoiserie and Japonisme incorporating foliage, flowers and birds in delicate compositions of muted tones.
Most pieces are large panels (unframed canvas panels 120cm x100 cm approx)
WHERE TO FIND ......
This site shows a selection of past works the majority of which are already sold.
If you would like to purchase or commission please contact Jane directly at 00353872372538
or email email@example.com
check out up to date work on Instagram @janewilloughbyartist
The'Events' section of this site details upcoming art fairs such as Art Source which is held each November in the RDS Dublin.
Jane will be at stand J133 at Art Source 2023 10th -12th November with a selection of panels for direct sale!
A selection of work can be viewed on the walls of Donaguile House in Castlecomer Co. Kilkenny or in Dun Laoghaire by appointment.