Jane Welsh Sculptor and Painter
For many years I have been painting and sculpting for beauty, for joy and upliftment.
I believe it is important to live with positive images and things of interest and beauty around us, as this leads to more good feelings in us. So for years I have created for beauty and joy, whether its in a lively abstracted landscape, a sensual nude, or a commissioned portrait of children playing on the beach.
In 2012 I had a “backlash from all that niceness” and I enjoyed exploring and sculpting the many emotional states we find our selves in our lives and the continual transformation of our feelings. My “Transformation” sculptures capture pure grief, anger, fear, through the nurturing things we do like sleeping, connecting to family, accepting ourselves, being open, through to joy and reverie.
I began my art career in 2002 , at the Eumundi markets, selling abstract paintings, nudes and commissioned portraits, many of children playing on local beaches. From 2009-2010 I exhibited in galleries on the Sunshine Coast and now I sell directly from my beautiful studio-gallery in the hills of Verrierdale, between Noosa and Eumundi.
My studio is open by appointment, best number is 54710926, or you can try 0408187587.
My website is www.janesfineart.com
My facebook page is more up to date www.facebook.com/jane.welsh.art
2012 Transformations, Cooroy Butter Factory Art Gallery, Cooroy
2011 Mixed Show, Main St Gallery, Montville
2011 The Language of Art, The Jewellry and Art Gallery at Carringtons, Noosa
2010 Mixed show, Main St Gallery, Montville
2010 Mixed Show, The Cooper Gallery, Noosa
2010 Lethbridge 10000, Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane.
2010 Live Life Art Prize Brisbane.
2009 Warwick Art Prize, Warwick Art Gallery.
2009 Annual Kenilworth Celebrates! Art Exhibition.
2009 Live Life Art Prize, Brisbane.
2008 Art of the body Exhibition, Australian Body Art Carnivale, Eumundi.
2007 Art of the body Exhibition, Australian Body Art Carnivale, Eumundi.
2005 International Sculpture Symposium Exhibition, University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery.
2004 Clay Creations Competition and Exhibition, Bribie Potters, Bribie Island.
2004 Noosa Outdoor Art Exhibition, Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin.
2004 Mixed Exhibition, Scene Gallery, Noosa.
2003 Noosa Outdoor Art Exhibition, Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin.
2003 Mixed Exhibition, Raw Art Gallery, Noosa.
2002 Kenilworth Art Show, Kenilworth.
2002 Zonta Women's Art Show, Montville.
2001 Rosalie Art Show, Rosalie.
2001 Nice Nudes Exhibition, Freestyle Tout, Rosalie.
2001 Archibelle Exhibition, Charles Ginn Gallery, Paddington.
2009 Jane Welsh Studio Gallery, Verrierdale
2009 Highly Commended (Sculpture), Kenilworth Celebrates! Art Competition.
2009 1st Prize, Sculpture Award, Live Life Art Prize, Brisbane.
2007 Painting Prize, Art of the Body Exhibition, Eumundi.
2004 Sculpture Prize, Bribie Island Potters.
2002 Highly Commended (Sculpture), Kenilworth Art Show.
Over 150 privately commissioned paintings between 2003 and 2013.
Private: Australia, USA, New Zealand, UK, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia,