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JANE SHRIFFER

Painting

Jane Shriffer is an abstract artist living and working in Wanaka, who graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Dunedin School of Art in 2006.

Shriffer paints intrinsically, a flowing of intuition, response and presence culminating into a canvas of layers of colour and texture, the use of brush and singular palette knife clearly visible. Each movement is considered, resulting in a rhythmic surface alive with movement and expressed in lush, vibrant colour.

Work titles are relevant to the moment, a juncture in time anchoring each piece in a visual and emotional unfolding. The artworks are a visual diary recorded in an abstract yet perceptible language.

“Shriffer's canvases are a spontaneous expression of thought and feeling - the painting of a mood, the reaction to a moment in time. The subject of each piece is open to interpretation, but there is a beautiful serenity and distinctive harmony to the collection.

Shriffer excels in her use of colour; there isn't one thick impasto brushstroke or vigorous slash of paint that seems out of place.” - Laura Elliott, ODT

 
 
'I Blinked' (installation view)