I have been so very lucky to meet a wonderful artist who has captured the plays of Shakespeare in a way unique to anything I’ve ever seen. (examples are below) As with Shakespeare, Jane Tomlinson was born and raised in Straford-upon-Avon. “The Bard has always been a towering figure in my life; his influence permeated my childhood,” she says. To mark the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016, Jane’s tribute to Shakespeare is a map of all the plays in their approximate settings across Europe. Many of the plays take place in the British Isles and Italy, and Jane realized each of those deserved a painting in their own right too. Read more about Jane and her Shakespeare paintings.