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ARATOI: Jane Sinclair – Quiet Observations

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First Light, Milford Sound, 2023, oil on stretched canvas. Image credit: Jane Sinclair.

Masterton painter Jane Sinclair has finally finished painting new works for her upcoming exhibition Quiet Observations, on display at Aratoi from mid-April through to June.

Jane has been inspired by the physical landscape of the mountains, hills, valleys,rivers, and the coastlines of the Wairarapa and New Zealand. 

This geology, combined with our country’s dynamic weather patterns, creates vast cloudscapes that affect how the light falls on the land and water.

The exhibition is comprised of twelve landscapes, some instantly recognisable and some a little more unknown.

“I don’t like to paint the same scenes as everyone else,” she says. “I will try a different viewpoint or paint at dawn or dusk, the colours and atmosphere are fabulous then.”

Jane has borrowed some of her works from private collections around the region as well as using some pieces that hang on her wall at home. She has also been busy painting several new works for the show.

Quiet Observations will be her first solo show in nearly a decade.

Jane Sinclair: Quiet Observations 20 April – 16 June Aratoi gallery.

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