Outback Magazine

Thank you to Outback Magazine and Cathy Finch for visiting and interviewing me for their Dec/Jan 2015 edition.  You'll find me on page 90 talking about how my art career has developed over the past couple of years.  Be sure to set aside a few minutes to work your way through the rest of the mag - there's heaps of interesting stories and characters scattered throughout. Happy reading!  

December 03, 2014 by Jane Donaldson

A Sneak Peak

A peak into my prep for a new commission - sorting ideas and sketches and colours. Blank canvases always make me a little jittery - every one causes a little knot of nervous excitement - there's the anticipation of what is to come, a hope that what I imagine will find form and a knowledge that I'm going to have some wonderful aha moments where I'll learn and discover. Stay tuned to see how this one develops x


July 17, 2014 by Jane Donaldson

Come a Little Closer...

Hi!  Welcome to my new website.  It's been a bit of a labour of love and I'm so excited to finally share it with you. I do hope you stay awhile and have a poke around.

If you haven't been over to the gallery yet and you've got a minute, scoot on down and mouse over the images.  I've added a super zoom so you can see more - a lot more!  Depending on what you favour, you can visit the figurative, abstract or ink and watercolour collage galleries. 

One thing I love about seeing art in the flesh is that you can get close.  I've heard it said that every painter has a 'fingerprint' - characteristics such as style, colour palette and combination and brushstrokes that are particular to each artist.  I always like to get close enough to see that fingerprint.  

On more occasions than I care to admit I've heard, "Miss, would you mind stepping away from the artwork..." and once or twice an alarm has gone off - not the kind of alarm that screams 'she's stealing the painting', just the 'beeeep' that says 'your breath is causing condensation on the artwork'.  I know the artworks are precious (and sometimes priceless) but they pull me in.  I'm always looking to see how the artist did what they did, what makes their technique theirs and why it looks so good! 

In this gallery, there's no alarms and no one to tell you to step back - so get in close, have a look-see and cause some condensation!  If you'd like to know more about my process, the techniques and materials I use then please ask, I'm more than happy to share.


May 16, 2014 by Jane Donaldson