Jane Blackmore is a Wellington based artist who creates paintings that are primarily inspired by the stunning and singular vistas of the Wellington hills and harbour. Blackmore's work is characterised by its emotional intensity and spiritual qualities.
In an age where speed and instant gratification seem to permeate every corner of our lives, Jane’s paintings offer a space for thoughtful reflection. When we look at Blackmore's landscapes and seascapes, we sense that we ourselves have inhabited these places, perhaps as children, perhaps in memory, or perhaps in a dream.
Alongside her spiritual landscapes, Blackmore creates joyful and abundant florals. Flowers push forward from dark backgrounds, defiantly sensuous and celebrating the natural cycles of birth, growth and decay.
Blackmore's recent work continues her exploration of colour, form, and the visceral qualities of paint. Marking a shift towards a more pure abstraction, we see the artist peeling back layers of representation to arrive at a mélange of colour and light.
"For over 20 years I have found passion for my artwork in nature. The paintings, whether they are the flowers, abstractions or landscapes are predominantly about stopping and just being in the moment. I have a love for oil paint and the way it moves and glows, it is a constant fascination to me. It is this quality that pushes me to further explore colour, form and movement in all my art. I want to capture a timeless quality in my work, something that becomes a meaningful part of your life. You will observe and engage differently every time you view it. Inhaling the beauty of something that has been created."
Jane Blackmore creates emotional and ethereal landscapes that capture the spirit of the Wellington hills and harbour; as well as sensuous and joyful florals that explore cycles in nature