Jane Ormes

I am a printmaker with a passion for pattern and the absurd.  When I was 7 I won an art prize at school.  The headmaster held it upside down and I was ( quietly ) furious.

I live in the vibrant city of Bristol in an untidy house with my family and 2 elderly blind cats.  I have a loft studio where I can shut myself away and I create my prints at the wonderful Spike Print Studio, near the waterfront.

I grew up in Germany, Cyprus and Buckinghamshire and studied Surface Pattern Design at Leicester Polytechnic, graduating in 1987.  I have been a freelance designer since then and rediscovered screen printing in 2004.  I exhibit my limited edition screen prints at galleries throughout the country.  I have also worked with clients that include Ikea, Marks and Spencer and John Lewis.

Career highs have included spying one of my card designs on the Royal desk during the Queen’s Christmas Day speech, spotting my print during an episode of Coronation Street, and having a design printed onto chocolate.

I like to run, sing and dance, not all at the same time, and my current crush is that chap off Poldark.

‘They were praying for a rubbish sheepdog’ screen print, framed 22/40 – £190 ( 52cm x 55cm) unframed 10/40 – £120 ( 37cm x 39cm)

‘A fine fleeced flock’ screen print framed 14/60 – £190 ( 52cm x 55cm) unframed 21/60 – £120 ( 37cm x 39cm)

‘Fifteen birds heading for Eastbourne, one headed for Westward Ho!’ screen print unframed a/p – £265 ( 57cm x 57cm)

‘Super speedy swifts swooping over Swansea’ screen print unframed 21/50 – £295 ( 57cm x 57cm)

‘Let the berry battle commence’ screen print, framed 24/35 – £115 ( 33cm x 33cm) unframed 17/35 – £75 ( 23cm x 24cm)

‘Unsatisfied’ screen print framed 40/70 – £115 ( 33cm x 33cm)

‘A ewe called Sue’ screen print unframed 27/50 – £65 ( 27cm x 29cm )

‘A shorthorn name of Bjorn’ screen print, unframed 13/50 – £65 ( 28cm x 28cm )

‘Cat trapped in a greenhouse with lurking, smirking bird’ screen print unframed 27/35 – £105 ( 36cm x 37cm)

‘Mr Smoulder’ screen print unframed 149/150 – £65 ( 22cm x 29cm)

‘Cat with anxiety’ screen print unframed 10/40 – £65 ( 21cm x 23cm )

‘Seagull on cusp of his next chip theft’ screen print unframed a/p – £95 ( 37cm x 37cm )

‘Two entrants for sardine of the year 2016’ screen print unframed 17/30 – £155 ( 57cm x 39cm )