Author archive for Jane Tomlinson

  • Dec232015

    Vincent van Gogh mutilates his ear – 23 December 1888

    On this day in 1888 in Arles in southern France, Vincent van Gogh performed the most infamous act of self-mutilation…

    Read more
    The Art of Jane Tomlinson
  • Dec092015

    The death of Mary Leakey – 9 December 1996

    No Comments

    No matter who we are and what we think, the beautiful truth is that we are all children of Africa.…

    Read more
    The Art of Jane Tomlinson
  • Nov202015
    Shakespeare map painting

    All the plays of Shakespeare

    A painting of all the plays of Shakespeare as a map with the plays shown in their approximate location.

    Read more
    The Art of Jane Tomlinson
  • Nov072015
    Alfred Russel Wallace

    The death of Alfred Russel Wallace – 7 November 1913

    How and why do species change? Why do some occur in some places, but not in others? Why do they…

    Read more
    The Art of Jane Tomlinson
  • Oct232015
    Jane Elizabeth Hodgson

    The death of Dr Jane Elizabeth Hodgson – 23 October 2006

    No Comments

    There are many reasons why a pregnancy may be unwanted. A woman may have no access to contraception or already…

    Read more
    The Art of Jane Tomlinson
  • Jul022015

    Amelia Earhart disappears – 2 July 1937

    “…first lady of the skies,  she had no guy holding her down, no one could clip her wings, she was…

    Read more
    The Art of Jane Tomlinson
  • Apr262015
    guernica

    Guernica – 26 April 1937

    No Comments

    On 26 April 1937, it was market day in Guernica, a small town in northern Spain considered to be the…

    Read more
    The Art of Jane Tomlinson
  • Mar292015
    iCan - a hand painted water can

    iCan – a self-portrait as a folk artist

    No Comments

    My iCan is a self-portrait in the folk art style; a picture of me in the form of all the…

    Read more
    The Art of Jane Tomlinson
  • Mar292015

    What is folk art?

    No Comments

    A few years someone described me as a folk artist. I’m not talking about music here, I’m talking about visual…

    Read more
    The Art of Jane Tomlinson
  • Feb032015
    johannes gutenberg

    The death of Johannes Gutenberg – 3 February 1468

    No Comments

    Where would humanity be without the stone axe, the wheel, the plough, the compass and the steam engine? Likewise the…

    Read more
    The Art of Jane Tomlinson