Jane de France
Jane is an Auckland based artist who paints from her own studio.
She is an exceptional, respected and sort after, expressionist painter who specializes in beautiful and romantic works.
Her talent was born from a strong artistic family environment. As a child she was inspired by her grandfathers paintings and her mothers 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, achieving sales both nationally and internationally
with representation in private and public collections. 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.
Janes gorgeous compositions oscillate between modern and traditional and are 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, and represents all my feelings and energy of that particular time. My work is intuitive and spontaneous developing throughout a process of layering, rubbing back, glazing and reapplying until subtle images suggest the course of direction to each piece of artwork, gaining richness, luminosity and depth. 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)