Jane Wray Art
Award winning artist
About the artist
I am a multi-award winning pastellist. I have had four solo exhibitions and have four planned for 2021; the Old Fire Station Gallery, Kiama, the Helen Stephens Gallery, Collector from 16th May to 20th June; Gallery One88 in Katoomba from 15th July to 27th July and at Bowral District Arts Society (BDAS) from 4th November to 9th November. More details to follow.
My work is in numerous private collections. It is always so rewarding to see many familiar faces at my solo exhibitions coming back to add another piece to their homes and office spaces.
Over the years I have featured in many publications and on local radio, including several times in ‘Australian Artist’ magazine.
I am the exclusive artist in residence at Eschalot Restaurant, Berrima so it’s a fabulous place to see part of my collection and have a scrumptious meal as well!
I have been invited to demonstrate and tutor for many art societies.
My Art Community
To keep my work fresh I enjoy interaction with other artists. I am a member of the following art societies:
- Royal Art Society of NSW (RAS)
- Pastel Society of Australia (PSA)
- The Australian Guild of Realistic Artists (AGRA)
- Bowral District Art Society (BDAS)
- Oatley 101 Society of Artists
- Project Contemporary Artspace
- Friends of Campbelltown Arts Centre
Awards and Exhibitions
2021: Art of Sydney Awards - Finalist
2020: Pastel Society of Australia Annual Exhibition - Winner : Still Life
2020: Pastel Society New Mexico - Finalist
2020: Fishers Ghost Exhibition - Finalist
2020: Copes Portrait Exhibition - Finalist
2020: Solo exhibition Old Fire Station Gallery, Kiama
2020: Oatley 101 Society of Artists Exhibition
2019: Solo exhibition at Art Gallery on Darling
2019: Solo exhibition at Bowral District Art Society
2019: Hunters Hill Art Exhibition - Finalist
2019: Royal Art Society "Chasing the Line" - Finalist
2019: Thirroul Seaside Festival Exhibition - Two awards
2019: Wingecarribee Landscape - Finalist
2019: Ardency Exhibition - "Wild and Free" - Finalist
2018: Pastel Society of Australia Annual Exhibition - Highly Commended
2018: Pirtek Still Life - Finalist
2018: Ardency Exhibition - "All About Light" - Finalist
2018: Hunters Hill Art Exhibition - Finalist
2018: Pastel Society of Australia Country Competition - Highly Commended
2018: Wingecarribee Drawing - Finalist
2017: Solo exhibition at Bowral District Art Society
2017: Ardency Exhibition - "Colour" - Major award
2017: Hunters Hill Art Exhibition - Finalist
2017: Camden Art Prize - Major award
Archibald Finalist, Kate Gradwell - “It's fun and challenging trying to catch atmosphere, you, (Jane) on the other hand, are an expert.”
Archibald Winner, Wendy Sharpe - "sensitive, skilful work at once soft and dramatic’"
Pirtek Still Life, The Hon. Michael Yabsley - "Beautifully executed work in pastel, showing great control of the medium through both style and colour."
Pastel Society of Australia Annual Awards, Max Wilks - "Good observation of the subject. Pureness of colour shows a freshness giving the painting vitality and a natural look."
My artworks have also been featured in numerous print media publications including "Australian Artist" and "Highlife" magazines.