I've discovered that art is an antenna for feeling, a receptacle for memory, a dandelion wish for the future, and paired with story, it's a way to explain and record what I see and feel.
A till-my-dying-day love of colour and preoccupation with our internal goings on have coupled to bring me to where I am today - a painter and maker of colourful, whimsical stories dug out of my imagination, observations and musings.
make some time to get messy
Imagined up with love from me for you, I hope you enjoy these free downloadable colouring pages and collage projects.
You know I'm all about the feelings - art is a fabulous way to help hold what's in your heart and see more clearly the bits and bobs that are busy bubbling away in your front of mind - and sometimes things that are hidden just below the surface.
These printables could be purely fun. Grab some pencils or crayons, glitter and glue or hunt around for collage pieces in the garden or craft box, then dive in and lose yourself in the colour - go on, play a little.
They can also be great conversation starters or beginnings for storytelling or writing time with your kids - get that imagination into gear.
If you're feeling really adventurous, you might like to use them as a way to explore your feelings or maybe as a prompts to prod at and unravel unfinished thoughts in your journal or in conversation with someone you trust about what's going on inside for you and yours - make a connection.
You'll find a few questions and cues accompanying each picture to make it a little easier to tell your own story if you'd like to.
The only thing left to decide now is whether you'll stay inside the lines! Happy creating, jx.
Grab a warm drink, get comfy and stay awhile - watch an artist talk or two; I'll walk you through the stories and symbolism behind the artwork and share with you the process and thinking that informs my colour and composition choices. You'll get a peek at all the stuff that happens just beyond sight!
Oh Jane, we simply love it! It is so beautiful, better than I could have imagined. You have captured our spirits without ever meeting us. Thank you for putting such thought into this. As you can imagine having our family depicted together is something we have thought about for a long time. You have a true gift, I feel like your art is equal measures of beauty, vulnerability, celebration and love. This piece of Art will be loved forever.
Jane, Thank you so much for the magic painting. I love it so much - it’s even more beautiful in real life than I thought it would be ! You are an amazing artist and it makes me smile every time I see it.
Hello Jane, I just wanted to send you a quick email to let you know that my beautiful painting has arrived. I absolutely love it and can’t believe that it is hanging in my home. I adore your gorgeous imaginings and the way you weave the story so beautifully through each piece. Best wishes xxxx.
Mark and Sarah
Hi Jane, We are so simply in love and really adore having such a spectacular piece of Australian art in our home here in Texas. Thank you for all you have done and captured for us and our family. You have truly given us a valuable piece to share. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Your gorgeous painting turned up and it is just amazing, I’m so incredibly happy with it! Thank you again, it would probably be my most prized material possession I have, the fact that you have captured our family so well is just amazing.
Oh Jane! The print is just stunning...even better than I had anticipated. It's currently being framed so I will post a photo once it's hung! I'm very excited. The colours are just beautiful and the texture of the paper is amazing. Love love love it! Thank you again xoxox
The print arrived today Jane, it's EXQUISITE, and the framer can have it ready by Friday so I'm thrilled. I'll send you a pic once it's hanging!! Thanks so much again.
Yes!!!! I got it yesterday. I absolutely love it. You are extremely talented. Now I have to decide on a frame. Aarrgghhh!! Thank you!! Will definitely be keeping my eye on your work to see what else catches my eye.
Hi Jane - just to let you know your print arrived this morning and it is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! love love love....off to the 'framers' now.......your work is truly exquisite and I look forward to having one of your Originals to call my own in the not too distant future. Many thanks - until next time Xxx