Saturday, 21 February 2015
Portfolio: Jane Moore
Portfolio: Jane Moore
Every 1st January, Jane Moore makes a New Year’s Resolution. “They normally consist of giving up chocolate or starting a new sport and I stick to them until about March,” she laughs. “In January 2014, I decided to make a resolution that I would be dedicated to and that was to keep a Sketch A Day journal.” And a sketch a day she did, A5 size in a Moleskine sketchbook, even when feeling ill or having impending work deadlines.
With a degree in Fashion Promotion and Illustration and some distinguished clients to her name (think i-D magazine, RSA Films, Barclaycard and the Royal Academy of Arts, to name but a few), the fashion influence is apparent in Moore’s drawings, including, for example, 26/08/14: Piers Atkinson Cherry Headband. “I used to work with Piers in the fashion team of Disorder magazine before he became a superstar milliner,” says Moore. “I am a great admirer of his work and I knew the red cherries would look fantastic against the graphite.”
There are many other sources of inspiration, however, taken from everyday surroundings, current jobs, current affairs, public figures, family, a life drawing class, books and theatre. Androgyny and gender identity also feature heavily.
Moore recently held a successful exhibition of her sketches at Shapes, Hackney Wick. She also took part in the Winter Pride Visual Arts Awards last November and her works were among those stolen during the ceremony at Tobacco Dock. “It was really upsetting,” she admits, “as I put my heart and soul into the drawings and they were seven of my best, including my self-portrait. Hopefully the thieves will do the right thing and return them. I don’t want to prosecute, I would just like my artworks back as they mean so much to me. However, I haven’t let it affect my work. I took it as a bizarre compliment and continued on with the project!” In fact, Moore has become so involved that she has now decided to continue throughout 2015 as well. Watch this space!
To see the full portfolio and enjoy the images, please see the March 2015 print issue of DIVA magazine