I received correspondence last week from the organisers of the
Biennale. They said, "Jane, we love your work and because you've
exhibited with us before, you get automatic entry to represent New
Zealand." I replied, "How thrilling, thank you". Then something
occurred to me - the dreadful exchange rate which means I have to
pay double and a tad more to enter and get the works to London and
maybe home again.
I am one of 120 artists from forty nations. I believe I've got a
frightfully good chance of doing well as I was awarded third prize
at the Biennale of Chianciano, in Italy 2011. Peter Gagliardi, the
Curator described my prize piece 'The Water that Fell' as "An
excellent and breathtaking painting. The composition soft whilst
the light captured is strong and powerful. This painting is
definitely a Museum piece. A stimulating work that provokes
For those with a sharp and inquiring mind see www.londonbiennale.co.uk.
The work I am creating will be based on 'A Place of Paradise'.
Something lush, original, big and bold - a right show stopper. I'll
take on the same strategy when I won the prestigious Cricket Art
Prize in Australia in 2009. I'll create something you feel
completely connected to and simply can't walk away from.
I'm self taught artist. I've always stuck to my passion, never
swayed off the golden path. I'm a free thinker and a truth seeker
which enables me to translate my vision to canvas with integrity
and honesty. This is me www.janekellahan.co.nz
Thank you so much for supporting me in this journey. Have a
great day, see you on the London eye!
"Jane is an extremely focused and driven artist who
creates awe-inspiring, powerful emotive paintings."
- Vincent Ward, Award Winning Movie Maker and Artist