Jane Couroussopoulos studied painting, etching and engraving at City and Guilds of London Art School. She moved to Edinburgh 28 years ago and works as a painting tutor for the Leith School of Art and as a community education tutor for Edinburgh City Council.
She travels widely as often as possible, particularly to Greece where her family are originally from, and it is from these journeys, both abroad and in Scotland, that she finds her subjects.
Places are the subjects, but contrasts are the theme of Jane's work. Compositionally, the contrasts lie in the juxtaposition of busy and empty areas, and flat and textured surfaces. In terms of the narrative, they are found in the tension between organic and man-made structures, and in the representation of urban and rural spaces emptied of people.