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In 2022, Jane is working from her studio in South London and regards Dulwich Art Group & School as her artistic cohort.  She plans to resume coaching creatives in both the arts and business. 

Current 

  • London, U.K.

  • "Between the Two Waves: A workshop.  Life skills of an artist".  January 2022, Dulwich Art Group & School

2021

  • 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

2020

  • Art sabbatical in New Zealand, oil sketching and travelling 17,000km

2019

  • Opened London studio

  • Solo Show and Artist in Residence, Sprout Gallery, Wandsworth, London 

  • Studied Heatherley School of Fine Art (part-time)

2018

  • New Faces Exhibition 

  • Dulwich Art Group & School Show

  • Studied portraiture at Heatherley School of Fine Art (part-time)

2017

  • Studied Royal Drawing School, Shoreditch, London

Background

Jane grew up in Whanganui, 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 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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