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Here is a segment of the painting I'm currently working on which I have called - Te Hauturu-o-Toi (the official Māori title for Little Barrier Island). Te Hauturu-o-Toi means "the resting place of lingering breezes", a title which captured my attention, both as a very fitting description of the beautiful land I was studying to paint, alon... Read more

My recently sold painting "Solace" found a beautiful new home... as seen on Grand Designs NZ. Take a peek at the photo near the bottom of this link picturing one of the guest rooms... Read more

This 1219x914mm painting will soon be available in a limited edition of fine art prints. Read more

A little painting depicting Oyster Catchers at Mimiwhangata, titled: "Oysters Anyone" Read more

Happy New Year Everyone  In celebration of the beautiful Pohutukawa this summer I have painted 'Pohutukawa Summer' along with a Spinifex at Omaha which will be exhibited at the Warkworth Wellsford Hospice art exhibition this coming Auckland Anniversary weekend.   Loving painting again!  Jane. Read more

New painting - Dancing with Oneness
Hi everyone - this is my new painting "Dancing with Oneness" (1.22 x 1.22 m square) depicting Mahurangi Harbour with Tui and the outline of a dancing naked woman to the left.   I appreciate Marion Milner's description of her experience of painting in her book On Not Being Able to Paint.  She described that sometimes when painting from na... Read more

First Painting for 2013 - Two Suns Rising
Hi Everyone I've just finished painting this work looking out onto Te Haupo or Saddle Island at Mahurangi.  I love this area for its beauty and clear crisp colours.  I have named it Two Suns Rising as being in this place on this day reminds me of Rumi's poem below :-) What a day today. There are two Suns rising.... ! What a day Not l... Read more

Happy New Year
Hi Everyone Wow 2013 – it’s hard to believe another year has gone by, they go so quickly now days.  I hope that this year is filled with love, naughtiness, surprises, joy and all the abundance you wish for. I am excited about this year, and having just finished four years of full time study – which has kept me rather quiet ... Read more

A new painting called 'Celebrating Oneness'
 Hi Everyone - After this year, I wanted to paint something that was very much from my heart, apologies that this photo is a little blurry.  I was having technical difficulties which I will try to remedy :-)  This painting is looking down into Wenderholm, which is a view that I have been wanting to paint for a very long time.  T... Read more

Parnell Gallery Christmas Exhibition
 Hi Everyone, the year is coming to an end rather rapidly and I'm so enjoying my painting - I have created a number of small works for the Parnell Gallery's joint exhibition and I'm very excited about a new symbolic style of work which I am currently developing. I hope you and yours are well. Jane Read more

 I have just finished painting this little town of Manarola in Italy. Perched on top of cliffs, it is one of the five famous Cinque Terre villages frequented by tourists.  I would love to go there one day.  For now I have enjoyed the painting of it and will produce a limited edition of giclee prints from this original work. Read more

Visions of Tamaki
This is my final painting for the Monterey exhibiton this coming Thursday, I'm pleased with it - I love Pohutukawa flowers and this perspective of Rangitoto and Browns island is different to what I'm used to and quite serene.  My favourite time of year is the three to four weeks that the Pohutukawa is out in blossom. Read more

Joint exhibition at Monterey Gallery in Howick
I've really enjoyed painting for this exhibition with Caren Thompson, Jill Perrott and Sue Schaare, we are all quite different in our working styles and I think compliment each other.  I always paint New Zealand in summer, I love the bright bold colours and the crisp light that this time brings. Read more

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