"Boats, bottles & bouquets" by Fingal Head's local Jane Hoggard.
Experimentation, working in the studio, plain air and late night drawing sessions - sketchpad usually tucked in a bag nearby -Jane works in short, concentrated bursts to suit a busy family life.
Jane’s ‘go-to’ will always be a simple continuous line drawing as it is practical and maintainable and in 2018 she is practicing simplification of form and palette in her work. This means practicing restraint and stepping back from making work and moving her feverish energy to a new piece.
Recently, she has been encouraged to accept aspects of her working method, embracing versatility of subject matter and medium. Jane chooses to “play” with everything from oils to charcoal when making work. To her, there is no ‘bad’ practice, turning up and practicing is the very key.
Jane relishes the problem solving aspect of making work
in her own practice and in the high school and primary school workshops she runs. Her garage studio has large boxes of ‘grounds’ that won't be wasted, rather reworked, cut up or bumped together with other work.
…. “A wise teacher recently told me, Play in the studio, judge your work later… permission to play and that's definitely the attitude I’m trying to employ”.
Art Shelter Kingscliff
4 Seaview Street,
New South Wales,