Jane is a self taught, professional artist who paints from her own Auckland studio.
Her talent was born from a strong artistic family environment. As a child she was inspired by her grandfathers paintings and her mother's drawings. She has fond memories of sketching horses with her mother from a very young age. Today Janes inspiration and encouragement comes from many sources including her husband, a singer songwriter.
Jane is a member of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts and exhibits with exclusive New Zealand Galleries.
She is fortunate that her artwork has attracted a very positive response.........sort after to appear on renowned international programme "Colour In Your Life" by Graeme Stevenson and achieving sales both nationally and internationally.
Her generosity is displayed in her gift to various charities and is the recipient of several awards.
Judges award comment - 'Roses in the Storm' is a painting of roses floating in a vaporous mist, de France's subject is caught between conflicting impressions of serenity and chaos. Yet, here is also an artist who in her finest moments is capable of manipulating paint on canvas to its best advantage.
Her awareness of tradition and her technical ability has given Jane the foundation from which to develop her own style.
More recently she has demonstrated a move towards the abstract, rejecting realism and finding more freedom to express her gorgeous compositions. Her work is described as passionate, beautiful, ethereal, opulent and dramatic.
"My love of flowers has endured and remains one of my palettes centre of focus. Every painting gives me immense joy and satisfaction, is intuitive and spontaneous, representing all my feelings and energy of that particular time, depicting the world as it feels rather than it looks. My work has developed as I have as a person. When I look over past work, I see direct influences and reasons for what I have produced. Today, I have a thirst to immerse myself in these bountiful blooms and share many more artworks with all who indulge themselves in the world of art."
I do hope you enjoy my artwork as my collectors do: recalling how much enjoyment it gives them, where they hang their artwork and how proud they are to show it off.
A special thank you to those who have shared this with me.
"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself"
(A Maslow quotes (American Philosopher and Psychologist, 1908 - 1970)
PAINTINGS IN PROGRESS
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS / DONATIONS
STARSHIP FOUNDATION [ADHB] "The Chubby Mushroom Gardener" (donation)
Knox College - Dunedin
Symphonic Chamber - Dunedin
ST Heliers Community - "Arawata River" (donation)
St Heliers Community - (donation)
Ray White - (SPCA auction)
2016 - Cliftons Art Prize finalist (Asia Pacific)
2016 - Christchurch Art Award finalist
2014 - Christchurch Art Award finalist
1992 - NZAP Awards - Highly Commended
1991 - NZAP Awards - Merit
2018 - Catalogue Exhibitions Gallery of Fine Art
2016 - Eye Magazine spring and summer issue
2016 - The Press
2015 - Eventfinder http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2015
2012 - Interiors Online - Treena and Caren
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestral Society Auckland - Painting "Bravo"
2014 - Octa Associates - Painting "Passionate Red"