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In 2022, Jane moved her life and her studio in South London to Wiltshire, while also establishing a new base in New Zealand for 2023.
In transition, setting up new studios in both Wiltshire, UK and Tasman, New Zealand.
Finalist in the Tasman National Art Award, New Zealand
Studio at Purpose Gallery, Mapua, Tasman
Successfully selling work by gallery-represented contemporary artists
Gained membership of the Nelson Suter Art Society in August
Art sabbatical in New Zealand, oil sketching and travelling 17,000km
Opened London studio
Solo Show and Artist in Residence, Sprout Gallery, Wandsworth, London
Studied Heatherley School of Fine Art (part-time)
New Faces Exhibition
Dulwich Art Group & School Show
Studied portraiture at Heatherley School of Fine Art (part-time)
Studied Royal Drawing School, Shoreditch, London
Jane grew up in Wanganui, New Zealand, but left for the lights of London 30-plus years ago, enjoying a certain success in corporate life. She then gained a Masters in Adult Learning from Middlesex University during a second career coaching leaders of transformational change.
In 2020, she returned to New Zealand for a long-planned sabbatical, covering 17,500km. Rewarded by extraordinary colour impact of local light, Jane chose to make Tasman home in 2021. She painted in the summer open sea air, from Abel Tasman to the Marlborough Sounds, as well as in West Auckland and the Coromandel, Queenstown and Milford Sound.
“Our world is an astonishing miracle of creation; masterworks everywhere, just a fingertip away. To represent what I see, pigment and oil must become light. I am inspired by colour first; that is what I am seeking to promote.
"In day to day life, people are my main passion, including the unseen angels of my imagination; representing the spirit or energy of a place.”
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
Through the unknown, remembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple tree
Not known because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between the two waves of the sea.
TS Elliot, Four Quartets
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