JANE MACNEILL (b. 1971) is a Scottish artist known for paintings that give their subjects an almost angelic quality. For the past five years much of her work has been of the birds around her Inverness-shire studio. She has made eye contact with of these so each painting is personal to MacNeill. In an earlier period MacNeill's inspirations were iconic haloed figures.

 

MacNeill's chosen medium most often is oil and gold-leaf, which are highly worked producing a restrained and sensitive style.  Simple composition, subtle colour relationships, close tonality, and rich surface quality give these a feeling of stillness, and a sense of the otherworldly.

Jane MacNeill grew up in Aviemore and attended the Edinburgh Collage of Art. She now lives and works outside Inverness.