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Jane Wray

Jane Wray


Framed original  900mm x 710mm, soft pastel.

This work was the beginning of my abstracted reality exploration. Although it captures the                      inner sanctum of a cave-like natural structure, it also curves and undulates in a free form as an abstract response to nature. 




Framed limited edition print of 25, 750mm x 960mm, soft pastel.

Whilst holidaying on the North Coast of NSW I found a lush leafy plant which was stunning. Seeking to recreate its drama I used a vibrant scarlet and purple in large areas of the work. The challenge was to get the scarlet off my hands! A messy colour indeed! This work was a finalist in The Pastel Of New Mexico international competition recently.




Jane’s works are robust contemporary realism. She utilises a strong focus on light to direct the viewer and experiments widely across genres to find fascinating, unexpected subjects.


In the last few years Jane has worked exclusively in soft pastel and charcoal. Her pieces are focussed on depicting the dynamism and vigour of the natural environment and often, its intersection with the built environment. 


Wendy Sharpe has described her work as, ‘sensitive, skilful work at once soft and dramatic’.


Jane is an award winning pastellist and an exhibiting member of the Royal Art Society. Her work is in numerous private collections. Her works have been awarded national prizes with the Pastel Society of Australia.

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