Jane Wray Art

Award winning artist

 Original soft pastels and archival quality limited edition prints.




Jane Wray

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 in April/May; Gallery One88 in Katoomba in July and at Bowral District Arts Society (BDAS) in 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

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

Recognition


 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.