Jane Anderson Wood



I am a painter & teacher working in watercolour with many years of teaching experience in art schools, adult education and in private classes. I exhibit my paintings regularly in group and individual shows both locally and nationally and I am currently Chairman of the Dorking Group of Artists, one of the largest local art groups in Surrey.


I was a postgraduate student of the Slade Printmaking Department, and for several years ran my own studio for stone lithography in London, where I worked with many artists and publishers. I began painting in watercolour after moving to Surrey with my family and I am best known for my watery landscapes.


I started painting seriously in watercolour when my children were young – printmaking was far too time-consuming! There are similar aspects to both disciplines; both lithography and watercolour are essentially transparent mediums and they share a repertoire of subtle visual qualities. Certainly both media require sensitive handling, knowledge and confidence! Watercolour is a capricious medium; it can be a difficult medium to master, but the transparency, the beautiful colours, and the extraordinary variety of qualities are a delight to work with.


My paintings are a personal interpretation of the landscape. I take photographs for reference, and I also draw and paint outside using lively marks and colour to help me record my inspiration. Then I return to the studio to add mood and atmosphere using carefully chosen colours, pouring washes and water and letting the pigment run and find its own way in the painting. There is often a lot of wastage!

Exhibitions and Workshops

You will be able to see some of my new watercolours in the Dorking Group of Artists Autumn Exhibition 11th -13th October at Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking, RH5 6AA.


I will also be showing paintings in the Autumn Art Fair 18th - 20th October at the Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington, TW11 9NN


Please see my Classes and Workshops page for further information about one day workshops in July.



New watercolours  - and one pastel - can be seen at the Autumn At Fair 18th - 20th October at the Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington.

L'Age Baston Painting Holidays ** new date in August!**

I am about to set off to L'Age Baston again tutoring for two weeks 15th - 22nd June, and 22nd - 29th June 2019. 


This year I am also there for the first week in AUGUST, 3rd - 10th, and there are still some spaces, so do contact me quickly if you would like some more information, or contact Alex and John Waddington at L'Age Baston directly.


There are masses of things to paint and draw at the Chateau, with its gardens, barns, donkeys and sheep, and the wonderful French countryside beyond. In past years we have also visited La Rochefoucauld and Angouleme for some en plein air drawing and painting. It is all very relaxed (even time for swimming), the food is wonderful, and Alex and John are fantastic hosts. Do contact me if you would like some more information, or look at their website: www.lagebaston.com