INTRODUCING ARTIST – JANE KEMPE
For me, being at the beach is like living in a painting…they both take me away from everyday tasks to a place of beauty.
The beach has always been with me since my earliest memories as a child living in Point Lonsdale. I dreamed of painting the ocean – its movement and colour. I was immersed in it. I now love painting the ocean whether in tropical Queensland or southern Victoria.
Childhood adventures were always in or by the sea, whether snorkelling in rock pools and over reefs, or catching waves at high tide.
I’ve been very fortunate to be born into a family who have lived for four generations in picturesque, beautiful Point Lonsdale. This wonderful village lies at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay with the amazing and dangerous Rip, sandy calm beaches, surf beach, rock pools, iconic lighthouse and fishing pier with regular shipping…an artist’s paradise.
I studied at “The Gordon” in Geelong with qualifications in Visual Arts.
I’m delighted that my art hangs in private collections internationally and in Australia. Internationally – New York, Florida and Texas, USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, France, South-East Asia, Singapore. Australia – Queensland, Westen Australia, Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales, I have also exhibited in three International exhibitions in Bologna, Italy, Aix-en-Provence, France and a three month residency in the Maldives.
Current works are available for viewing and purchase at “The Art Gallery”, Hamilton Island Queensland and “The Eagles Nest”, Great Ocean Road Victoria, through contacting me via this website.
Painting has always been my way of making dreams a reality. My art mediums are acrylic on canvas, gouache and mixed media. Surrounding myself with beautiful colours from nature in my home and studio through paint, soft furnishings, apparel and artworks inspires me daily.
Themes in my art are always grounded in the natural world…the deep and shallow ocean, vast skies, beautiful cloud formations, rockpools, sea creatures, underwater scenes, yachts and ships and picturesque sunrises and sunsets.
Before I settle to work at my easel in my studio each day with my beloved Dachshunds, Frankie and Patrick, at my feet, the three of us go for a beautiful walk in nature to ground me and to separate my day to day living from my working as an artist. When I finish work in my studio each day, we all go for another walk, to be inspired and refreshed by the ever-changing sea and sky.
I love the Twitter post on my account, by an international solo sailor –
“You paint what it is to sail”.
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