Jane Braithwaite

Jane Braithwaite SEA

#SilkSeriesArt 2017 WINNER of the Best Racing Picture by a Female Artist with ‘Athlete’ (Oil) in support of a new race series from Arena Racing Company (ARC) worth £100,000 providing opportunity to champion pioneering female jockeys.


SilkSeriesArt winnerJane lives in the Pennine village of Delph, north of Manchester, where she was born and grew up. Her love for drawing and painting horses began at an early age, but only recently, after a break of 40 years, did she start to paint again.

Although Jane completed the Foundation course at Manchester College of Art in the early ’70s, she went on to lead a busy life as a Primary School teacher for 23 years and later, she ran her own saddlery and country clothing business for 15 years. Throughout this time Jane also competed in BHS eventing and dressage with her own horses. Now, with the competition years over, and the horses gone, she has returned to painting.

Jane has exhibited locally and nationally since 2014 and has won a number of awards for her work – Patchings Open Art Competition 2014 and Best in show at The Horse in Art 2016 Society of Equestrian Artists (SEA) Annual Open Exhibition, amongst others.

She enjoys the challenge of portraiture and painting figures in the context of cityscapes however, painting horses in a variety of situations such as racing, polo and eventing is where her heart truly lies. She uses oils and sometimes charcoal to explore her interest in light, form, space and movement. Her aim is to catch that elusive fleeting moment which tells a story, without sentimentality.


Jane welcomes commission enquiries:

The Silk Series | About the Silk Series Best Racing Picture Award


#SilkSeriesArt WINNER and Summer Exhibition Banstead Manor Best Sporting Picture, highly commended: Jane Braithwaite ASEA – ‘Athlete’ (Oil) £1,100


The Silk Series winner Megan Nicholls (left) is presented with ‘Up for Grabs’ by its creator Jane Braithwaite ASEA. The painting was commissioned by Arena Racing Company.

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