Jane Puylagarde is a painter who lives and works in France.
In the 80s Jane Puylagarde was a stylist, launched her own prêt-à-porter line which rapidly attracted both a French and international clientele. Her career took another tangent when, in Mexico, she met a female artisan painter. Watching her embellish her local potteries with myriad little colourful dots influenced Jane Puylagarde to turn her hand to painting and ultimately to make it her life goal.
In the early 90s, back in Paris, Jane produced her first paintings. Armed with her hair pins, and exempt from traditional painting techniques, she deposits paint in a series of droplets until an harmonious landscape is obtained. Her works are exclusively composed of these droplets. Jane works on the canvas before it is stretched. She handles this flexible material like an embroiderer and adorns it with a multitude of little pearls of coloured paint. " The whole process came about very naturally, with a desire to increase the density and the height of the droplets to better isolate them and thus expose the role of each one. Just like each particle is the link with its neighbor and forms swirls, spirals and cosmic settings, each and every shadow amplifies the depth of the picture (…)" she explains. It's the encounter between these groups of dots and the variable texture which gives the picture its movement. Abstract, monochrome and brimming with substance the works of Jane Puylagarde conger up as much aerial views of landscapes as milky ways and cloud formations.
For more than 20 years, the work of Jane Puylagarde has been regularly exhibited in Parisian and International galleries.
One of her pieces of art is on permanent display at the research and healthcare Institute, the Imagine Fondation, situated within the Necker Hospital in Paris.