Jane Ellis’s series, Step Three, executed in paint and print, uses the simplicity of line to investigate the experience of depth. She is interested in the depiction of spaces, including those that are apparently empty. In her work, intense areas of detail tend to compete with areas of deliberate emptiness, aiming to unbalance the viewer through the suggestion of a void. Her subject matter is purposefully mundane and she is often drawn to spaces or structures that might be otherwise overlooked. She approaches these spaces with a conscious freshness of perspective, combining precisely painted images with the sense of openness produced by woodblock printing.