I work mainly with acrylics on canvas which suits my style. I work from an idea in my mind for a considerable time before I put the thought to canvas. Landscapes start out as photographs in my mind, then I transform them into ideas of texture, heat, cold & adventure. I don't keep journals, but store ideas mentally. I don't begin to paint until I've exhausted this idea, then I'm ready to start. Thoughts which are bounced about in my head for up to 2 years will be a completed work in about an hour
Born 1951 in Toowoomba, Jane Studied Qld College of Art 1970−1972 and graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art, majoring in painting and also winning the Open Painting Prize.
Together with Jane Butcher and Davita Allen, she ran childrens' holiday art classes for 3 years while studying. A short stint teaching art followed a career as a wedding & portrait photographer for 45 years. She was a finalist in the South East Qld Regional Art Awards and has 2 paintings in the city collection.
Since 2017 she has been involved in solo and group exhibitions. Her art practice is described as abstract expressionism.
and my late art lecturers from the 70s, Roy Churcher and Nevil Matthews.
Ray Hughes and Betty Churcher also had a huge influence on my attitude and work ethic in the early years.
Finalist, 2017 Qld Regional Art Awards
Winner, 1972 Qld College of Art Open Painting Prize
Winner, 2019 Rosalie House Wine Label Competition
Crows Nest, 2016 & 2019 − Corners of my Mind (joint exhibition with Christine Just) & Studio Art Trail
Dalby Art Gallery, 2017 − Joint exhibition with Christine Just
Cam Robertson Room (TRC gallery), 2018 − Solo Exhibition
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