Opening Night Friday May 20th 6-8pm
"What gets the artistic glint in my eye is how shadows and colours play together. My friends would notice me intently gazing at their faces as I saw how shadows fell across their face, or what unusual mix of colours would detail a nose or cheekbone.
I started capturing portraits, using pastels. This medium I absolutely adore, as the different colours meld together to create smooth creamy textures. I'd play around with odd choices for skin tones and highlights, noticing how the essence of the portrait would alter.
Having an artistic mother, and so being surrounded by gorgeous art mediums, my artwork now includes charcoal drawings and illustrations, the sneaky watercolour here and there and landscape oil paintings, now my favourite medium.
I bring in a certain level of realism, enjoying what it takes to capture whats in front of me precisely, whilst experimenting with colour, tones, brushstrokes, mediums and light, the infuse the paintings with something new." - Jahne Meyer
Jahne was born in Leura, Blue Mountains, but her family soon moved to a beautiful natural bush property near Orange NSW, where she grew up. Her artist mother opened up the world of art to her and her three sisters and she has been painting and drawing since a young age. Her parents have delightfully kept every sketch, drawing, painting, cartoon that she has created since she was 3 years old.
But her passion for other endeavours has taken her to various other places as well. At 29 she has a Honours degree and research in Pure Mathematics under her belt as well as two businesses, a commercial organic waste recycling business in Canberra, and now also a tutoring and learning business in the Blue Mountains. She is also part of a blues music duo, playing the viola.
She always had a yearning to return to the Blue Mountains and have the beautiful Australian bush at her fingertips. Since moving back a year and a half ago, she couldn't help but be inspired to draw, paint and capture the stunning landscape and flora and fauna she was surrounded by. So now her days are filled with painting and drawing or itching to get back to her little studio to do just that.