Jane’s sensuous and sensitively observed paintings are richly nuanced and highly poetic responses to the physical environment around her. Within this broad imperative, she is consistently involved with negotiating the often tenuous line between realism and abstraction. As such, her art should be considered within the context of works by artists as diverse as Robert Natkin, Richard Diebenkorn and Guy Grey-Smith. Importantly, Jane has demonstrated a serious commitment to the craft of painting that sees her refuse to opt for the easy aesthetic solution.
Dr Robert Cook, Curator, AGWA
I am increasingly seeking nature - space to breathe, listen and observe. I strive for an experience of quietude in my artworks where opposites like restraint and complexity find a balanced resolution.
Jane Tangney, 2015