Jane is an artist from the far north coast of NSW.
[SOLD] Jane Hoggard Oma's Plains Oil on canvas Oak frame 104x104cm $1850 "The Dutch immigrant at age 16 landed, speaking not a word of English has always marked her winter chill factor on whether or not these ranges, the Tararua ranges (can be seen from the Wellington Harbour entrance off Cook Strait) had a dusting of snow or not."
Jane Hoggard The Point Oil on canvas Oak frame 104x104cm $1850 "The forms and go-to shapes that trot along beside me in the studio, appear without effort or intent seem to be these comforting beacon shaped lighthouses, or something imitating that. I often block them out after the initial “brain storm” but this one was allowed to stay as the paintings story quickly became clear at the end…standing back I thought, how cool, home keeps providing the most amazing source of inspiration, it comes out naturally as the memory and experience of growing up with these views seem to control the oil sticks and brushes rather than me. I used to think it was bad not knowing what the end result of the painting would be like, I don’t think that anymore."
Jane Hoggard Skyline Oil on canvas Oak frame 104x104cm $1850 "The second of my favourites in the last year. This guy is Thorndon-weekend-Wellington-at its summer festival BEST…the colours, the way the hidden houses sit against the greenbelt, the mountain ranges behind…makes me happy kind of homesick, not sad. I took a stroll down one of my favourite New Zealand Artists lanes before I painted this…Nigel Brown, took a deep breath and grabbed a new tube of Indian yellow oil paint and a grey oil stick of course."
Jane Hoggard Morning Track Oil on canvas Oak frame 104x104cm $1850 "This Mt Victoria green belt area sat right behind a very funky stain glassed house that Mrs Hema used to own. Our first proper rental together and the best location for city social life and the best that Wellington can offer. Complete with its own ghost. Friendly. The morning track was dark and thick with needles but it had this patch of grass that just made you want to romp-around-in halfway along… front row seat to look at one of the prettiest cities I have ever lived in … and that harbour."
Jane Hoggard The Harvest Oil on canvas Oak frame 104x104cm $1850 THE HARVEST Successful harvest, done and dusted. As the season finishes, the mills sails fly off in excitement or overuse no doubt. This piece again holds some of the go-to shapes that, appear without effort or intent – my love of sailing, rotors and anything industrial, flying plants and pods, beacons and welcoming, guiding lights. At the moment, these shapes are comforting and appear in the initial ‘brains-storm’ of a canvas, the ‘don’t judge just draw’ phase, the ‘yay I have made a start’ phase. Paynes grey, my old friend gets to show itself off in this piece. The Dutch orange is allowed to shine too.
Jane Hoggard The Mill Oil on canvas Oak frame 104x104cm $1850 "Dutch great Aunt Stein and Uncle Mart lived in a part of Rotterdam that was, I guess part suburbia, part old structures like this old ‘mill. Lucky enough to have been at their dinner table and remember it was the drizzly mornings, smell of burnt toast balanced by the tall cereal dispensers of milk chocolate hail we were encouraged to ‘pour on our bread’ that I remember… that and cousin Martin stapling his own finger one night. "
Jane Hoggard Stacking Cups Acrylic on dressmakers paper Framed behind conservation glass with white timber frame 120x90cm This large abstract, loosely painted, precariously stacked Wedgewood cups from our overfull crockery cupboard, lovely childhood images to reflect on and a constant creative source and shape making ‘go-to’. Lucky. Large acrylic original on dressmakers paper, beautifully pressed behind conservation glass and white timber frame. Featured in May 2020 episode “Selling Houses Australia” (Deception Bay)
[SOLD] The Garden Mixed media on canvas 180x140cm $3800 The Garden by Jane Hoggard – Painted during Jane’s quarantine period with her family in March 2020, after a mountain adventure in New Zealand… plants were planted, gingerbread baked and seasonally warm spells encouraged a veritable infestation of blue butterflies where Jane lives. A happy stillness descended for most of that time. A very large canvas by Jane’s standards enabling the blue bell-blue oil paint to shimmer to its full potential.