An artist & poet collaboration, a joint venture,
where poet and artist paint a portrait together on one canvas,
documenting the journey of poet Jane Burn and the creation of her portrait.
I met the poet and artist Jane Burn at the Kendal Poetry Festival in June 2022. It was a meeting of minds and one where I knew almost immediately that I wanted to paint her portrait. However I felt something different was needed this time. As I came to know Jane I discovered her beautiful illustrations and paintings and the idea was born of painting her portrait together. Jane was to paint the background and I would paint the portrait on top. Not only this, we wanted to document the journey right form the beginning with video and writing and share wit with the world. This is the story of our journey, beginning in June 2022