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Kingston, Janice

Address: Wellington
Phone: 021 1820 615
Website: www.jk.org.nz

I studied at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney.The training there is based on classical drawing and painting techniques and the teaching is very rigorous.

I have always loved the meditative quality of the still life genre, although I also paint portraits, figures and landscape. I prefer very simple subject matter as I am more interested in a formalist approach where composition, colour and light create the drama and meaning in a painting. Each work is the result of many hours of contemplation, and I only work directly from life ( never from photographs, as too much subtlety is lost). The abstract qualities of everyday objects always fascinates me.

I find pastel an exciting medium as it combines both drawing and painting techniques and allows for wonderful, immediate layering of colour, but I also work in oil and watercolour.

My practice as an artist has been enriched by my work teaching painting and drawing in Sydney, and since 2006 at Inverlochy Art School, Wellington. I have exhibited widely in Australia and New Zealand, in solo and group exhibitions. My work is held in private collections in Australasia and the UK. I exhibit with Millwood Gallery in Thorndon and NZAFA in Wellington.







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