Jane Barnes

“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works,

if from the head, almost nothing.” – Marc Chagall

Artist statement:

My distinctive, abstract style is the perfect expression of my spontaneous response to the world I see and experience every day.
Each painting is full of energy and created with dynamic layers of colour. Just as in life, there is always more to discover if you pause to take a moment to look. My paintings are full of unexpected hints of what lies underneath, there’s a depth to discover.
I invite you to experience my paintings; to absorb what is seen, and to revel in the elicited response that I hope to stimulate.

Jane Barnes ABUNDANCE
Acrylic on canvas
600 x 700mm
R2 700

Artist biography:

Jane Barnes has always loved to explore different ways to depict the world around her. This passion led to formal Fine Art studies, where Jane realized that she did not want to draw form, only put down colour. Through a personal journey of trauma during her studies, she found her unique voice and her own contemporary, abstract style.

Jane Barnes
FIRELIGHT
Acrylic on canvas 600x700mm
R2 700


Jane has lived in both developed and developing countries around the world, and the distinct and rich cultural experiences had a profound influence on her art. While Jane drew inspiration from the landscapes and people, it is her intuition and connectivity to the people and landscapes around her that contribute to the depth in her paintings, and her choice of colours.

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More artwork by Jane Barnes displayed in previous Bright Street Gallery Exhibitions

Jane Barnes BREAKING THROUGH
Acrylic on canvas
800 x 1100mm
R5 850
Jane Barnes SUMMER
Acrylic on canvas
800 x 1100mm
R5 850
Jane Barnes THIS IS FREEDOM
Acrylic on canvas
1200 x 1500
R12 960

Charmé Southey

“I was in awe of the magnificent flowers and breath-taking
colours.” – Charmé Southey

About

Multi-media artist, lives in the country near Hermanus. She paints bold
watercolours, and striking acrylics and the recipient of many art awards. Now
an abstract earned her 1st place in the SASA 2O2O Lockdown Competition – the
painting is on display at the Zeits Mocca art museum in Cape Town – the
‘Home is where the art is’ exhibition.

She is an administrator of the lnternational Watercolour Society of South
Africa and the founder of Country sketchers in Hermanus. Also a member of
urban sketch groups in Cape Town and Stellenbosch.

Charmé Southey GARDEN GLORY Acrylic on canvas 870 x 700mm, Framed R15 000

Inspiration behind “Garden Glory”

The inspiration of ‘Garden Glory’ emanates from a recent spring visit to Elgin
Open Gardens. I was in awe of the magnificent flowers and breath-taking
colours.

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