Studio Craft is proud to support local artist Jan Neil.
Jan Neil's extensive folio has now become digital. Working closely with Jan Neil you now have endless choices:
Follow these simple steps:
1- Select an artwork
2- Select medium - paper or canvas
3- Select the size and style of framing
so easy !
Jan Neil Biography
Jan Neil uses a unique acrylic collage technique to produce extraordinary images inspired by the Australian landscape.
“I don’t know anyone who does it in the way I do,” Jan says. “What happens in the process, is that I start off with an idea, and then it develops a life of its own.”
The result is a startling mix of rich saturated reds, yellows and blues, with black separations and materials such as sand, fabric, timber, metal, paper, gold-leaf and chicken-wire, adding layer upon layer of colour and texture.
She has even been known to attack the work with a meat skewer to roughen things up.
Jan developed an affinity with the silk screen process and reproduces her work in limited edition giclee prints - individually produced, high-resolution, high-fidelity reproductions done on a special large format printer.
Jan Neil was born in Tasmania and studied Commercial Art at Hobart Technical College before moving to Victoria to complete her Bachelor of Fine Art at Bendigo Institute of Technology in 1975.
In 1980 she re-located to Melbourne and co-established the Elgin Gallery with Douglas Cameron. The Jan Neil Studio was established in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton in 1997 and shifted to a purpose-built gallery in nearby Clifton Hill in 2002.
Jan has had dozens of exhibitions in Australia, Hong Kong and the UK, and has works in major collections.
“In each of my paintings, the process can be seen,” she says. “There is nothing invisible about it. They are like life – the layers of life as we get older.”
Currently Jan Neil has produced her latest collection "Melbourne Icons". This is a great collection of famous Melbourne imagery with a splash of Jan Neil colour. The series is also famous for Melbourne's famous skipping girl Audrey who in Jan Neil's collection shows up in a variety of colours and textures.