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                                                                                      J a n e  d e  F r a n c e

                                                                                     

Contact mobile         +64 (0) 21 050 8889                                                          Contact email            janedefrance@orcon.net.nz   

 

                                   

Copyright © 1990 - 2019 - Jane de France  All rights reserved

 

ABOUT Jane

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 her the foundation from which to develop her own style as an expressionist. 

Gorgeous compositions oscillate between modern and traditional and are described as passionate, beautiful, ethereal, opulent and dramatic.

ARTISTS STATEMENT

My love of flowers has endured and remains one of my palettes centre of focus.  Every painting gives me immense joy and satisfaction. Intuitive and spontaneous as an expressionist it represents 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)

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS​​

     

  • PAST EXHIBITIONS 

  • 2018 - Art Exhibition & Sculpture Garden - St Margaret's College 28 Winchester Street - Merivale - 21st - 23rd Sept

  • 2018 - Catalogue Exhibition Launch - Exhibitions Gallery of Fine Art - 20 Brandon St - Wellington - Friday 27th July 5-7pm  

  • 2018 - Exhibitions Gallery of Fine Art (Solo Exhibition) - Jan 2018 - Auckland

  • 2017 - Exhibitions Gallery of Fine Art (Solo exhibition) - 4th - 28th May - Wellington

  • 2016 - Christchurch Art Show - 23rd June - 26th June

  • 2016 - Cliftons Art (Asia Pacific)

  • 2016 - SMC Art Exhibition - St Margarets Merivale - Christchurch

  • 2016 - NZ Art Show - TSB Arena, Wellington   3rd June - 6th June

  • 2016 - Ray White SPCA auction - Auckland

  • 2015 - Monterey Art Gallery - Joint Exhibition - Auckland

  • 2015 - NZ Art Show -  Wellington 

  • 2015 - Christchurch Art Show 

  • 2015 - National Art Exhibition 

  • 2014 - Taranaki National Art Exhibition - Taranaki

  • 2014 - Art Fusion - Auckland

  • 2014 - Art-X National Art Exhibition - Napier

  • 2014 - Christchurch Art Show - Christchurch

  • 2014 - NZ Art Show - Wellington

  • 2013 - NZAFA - Wellington

  • 2013 - Art-X National Art Exhibition - Napier

  • 2013 - NZ Art Show - Wellington

  • 2012 - Monterey Art Gallery - Auckland

  • 2012 - Kohia Terrace School - Auckland

  • 2011 - Waitakere Trust Exhibition - Auckland

  • 2009 - Art-X National Art Exhibition - Napier

  • 2008 - Art-X National Art Exhibition - Napier

  • 2008 - Kohia Terrace School - Auckland

  • 2008 - Baradene College - Auckland

  • 2007 - Art-X National Art Exhibition - Napier

  • 2006 - Art-X National Art Exhibition - Napier

  • 2004 - Art-X National Art Exhibition - Napier

  • 2004 - Art at the Hilton - Auckland

  • 2003 - Art-X National Art Exhibition - Napier

  • 2003 - Artworks Exhibition - Auckland

  • 2000 - The Healthy City Open Art Exhibition - Auckland

  • 1997 - Morgan Street Gallery Solo Exhibition - Auckland

  • 1997 - Gallery Noir - Bahrain

  • 1997 - USA Expo - Dallas

  • 1996 - Fisher Gallery solo Exhibition - Auckland

  • 1996 - Osborne Gallery - Auckland

  • 1992 - Auckland Agricultural and Pastoral Exhibition - Auckland

  • 1991 - Auckland Agricultural and Pastoral Exhibition - Auckland

  • 1988 - Rotary Club Art Awards - Auckland

 

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)

 

AWARDS

  • 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

 

FEATURE

  • 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

COVERPAGE

  • Auckland Philharmonia Orchestral Society Auckland - Painting "Bravo"

 

CALENDAR

  • 2014 - Octa Associates - Painting "Passionate Red"

                                                                                                                             

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