David and Goliath Oil On Canvas 140 x 140 cm
Container ships ply our supply routes but become incapacitated behemoths at destination. Time for the plucky tugs with their no nonsense push pull attitude - the rulers of the ports.
I have a passion for painting iconic images of the Australian landscape and seascape, particularly drawn to the sea from an early age. I have been an artist for over twenty years after careers in advertising and graphic design. A finalist in the Maritime art prize almost every year since 2005, in 2009 I won the People’s Choice.
My work has been exhibited all over Australia and my works are in private and corporate collections throughout the world.
Time and Tide – Jane Flowers Exhibition
Seaview Gallery, Queenscliff, Victoria - Exhibition from 5th to 30th July 2014
On Saturday 5 July between 2:00 - 4:00pm, Jane Flowers, one of Australia’s leading landscape and seascape artists, will unveil her latest exhibition ‘Time and Tide’ at Seaview Gallery, Queenscliff on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula.
“Time and Tide is the continuation of my exploration and celebration of Australian seascapes and landscapes. The works featured in my latest exhibition were inspired by vistas, patterns and textures found in nature that encourages a real connection with the environment,” Flowers elaborated.
“These elements were sourced during my regular land and sea adventures around our continent and have an organic quality that captures an emotive moment in time and space,” she added.
“For example I have discovered that the sensuous line of a boab tree on a beach in Broome, Western Australia can resonate easily with the curve of a secluded beach in North Eastern Tasmania.
“I have also returned to my passion for abstracting the landscape and boatyards have been one source that I have drawn from where the hull of a yacht lays scrubbed back waiting to be freshly repainted. This process reveals underlying layers of paint that mimic the texture and colours of nature at a micro level.
“These pieces also convey from sense of history found in many coastal villages dotted around the Mediterranean Sea. They also incorporate a strong sense of a horizon, a feature of my works, from the actual waterline of the vessel.
“In others pieces I have reinvigorated my ideas of two panels of colour to create a subtle tension on either side of the horizon line where either the sea and sky or the land and sea are open to fresh interpretation.
“I adore the rustic pigment quality of rust and copper paints that are then oxidised to enhance their depth and dimension. I often juxtapose the panels against the luminous quality of metal leaf.
“The utilisation of metal leaf and metallic paints in these artworks creates a chameleon-like effect that changes with both light and the angle of the eye. For these abstract works I am accepting the paint to be free and to explore by understanding its directions. I have used my lifetime of knowledge and practice of technique as a basis to create uniquely original pieces that resonate with the human spirit.
“Like all my works, these pieces have a quiet strength that invites contemplation and embrace the joy of daydreaming.”
Meet Jane on Saturday July 5 2014 between 2:00 – 4:00pm. Refreshments will be served.
Seaview Gallery Queenscliff
86 Hesse St
Queensciff VIC 3225
Ph: 03 5258 3645
Exhibition/Gallery Opening Hours
Daily – 10:30am - 5.00pm
Closed on Wednesdays