Title: Gullane Bents
Size: 63cm x 27cm
Medium: Acrylic & Collage on Canvas Board


About the Artist


Graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1996 with a first class honors degree in drawing and painting; and latterly studied at Winchester School of Art in Barcelona graduating with an MA in Fine Art in 1998.

Jayne is essentially a landscape painter but not in a traditional sense. Working in a range of mediums her aim is to explore and document our relationship with the environment. The starting point for most of her work is a journey. This could be a short walk, a car journey or a trip further afield.

Jayne has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout the UK. Most recently she was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Watercolour Prize 2020 and The Westmorland Landscape Prize 2019.

Her work is held in many public and private collections including those of Standard Life Aberdeen, Grizedale Arts, Edinburgh College of Art and Art in Healthcare.


1997 - 1998 Winchester School of Art, Barcelona, MA European Fine Art
1992 - 1996 Edinburgh College of Art, BA (Hons) Drawing & Painting, First Class 2004 Level 4 City & Guilds Certificate in Further Education

Solo Exhibitions

2023 ‘Recollection’ Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh 2021 ‘Outside-In’ Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2018 ‘Out There’ Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2014 ‘A Different Light’ RGI Award Exhibition
2011 Passing Places, Howden Arts Centre, Livingston 1998 ‘Unearthed’ Grizedale Sculpture Park

Recent Group Exhibitions

2024 RSA Annual Exhibition Edinburgh
‘The Little Picture Show’ Highgate Contemporary Art, London
RSW Annual Exhibition Edinburgh
‘Anew’ Watermill Gallery, Aberfeldy
2023 ‘Winter’ Cameron Contemporary Art Brighton
‘All The Joy’ Tatha Gallery, Newport On Tay
‘On a Small Scale’ Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh
Wells Art Contemporary, Wells Cathedral, Somerset
Summer Exhibition, Cameron Contemporary Art, Brighton
‘Festival’ Cameron Contemporary Art, Brighton
Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition, London
2022 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
Society Women Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 2020 'On a Small Scale' The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
The Sunday Times Watercolour Prize, Willis Museum & Mall Galleries Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh 'Festival Spirit: Selected Artists' Paisley Art Institute 132 Annual online
'Land and Sea' Fidra Fine Art, Gullane
SSA/VAS Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh


2022 Scotland Regional Prize, ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, London 2020/2021 VACMA Artist Awards
2020 The Jane Gardiner Prize, Paisley Art Institute
2019 RSA Edinburgh Art Shop Prize

2019 Shortlisted Artist The Wesmorland Landscape Prize
2017 SSA Open Eye gallery Exhibition Prize
2016 Moidart Trust Landscape Prize / RSA Art in Healthcare award
2012 Royal Glasgow Institute Crinan Award
2000 South London Press – Community artist award, Tate gallery, London

Artists Membership Elected Professional Member Society of Scottish Artists
Corporate collections - Aberdeen Asset management
Public Collections East Lothian Council Museums Service, BBC Your Paintings website - Oil paintings in public ownership Edinburgh College of Art, Grizedale Arts, Art in Healthcare
‘The Artists Manual’ DK Publishing due for final publication 2021
‘Boxed’ The Phillumenic Art of Jayne Stokes, Art North Magazine, April 2020 ISSN:2631-6226 Landscape In Focus - Jayne Stokes in conversation, The Artist Magazine, August 2019 ISSN 0004-3877