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THE ART OF JANE

Coming Soon - Wanaka Workshops

REVIEW- NZ ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS :JANE-LOUISE:  KELLAHAN WORKSHOPS IN WELLINGTON - JULY 2024

I thoroughly enjoyed Jane Kellahan’s recent oil painting workshop held at the Academy Galleries. Jane is a selfless and incredibly supportive teacher, offering the formulas, tips and tricks she has developed over 25+ years of painting and creating. She happily shared her wealth of knowledge with us, while recounting the stories and experiences which have shaped and inspired her paintings over the years. As a teacher, Jane captivates while explaining each step and process thoroughly.  

We learnt the nature of applying and blending oils on canvas with a view to create atmosphere, contrast and texture.  We discussed the importance of composition, subject matter and palette selection. 

On a personal level, Jane challenged me to advance my colour palette and address areas of  flatness in my piece while considering how to engage the viewer.  As an artist, I’m interested in challenging myself, experimenting and progression.  The piece I commenced on the day remains a work in progress which I hope to complete shortly. 

I highly recommend Jane’s classes to help achieve growth and exploration of concepts and techniques. The Academy Galleries is a wonderful venue and hope Jane will return again in the future. 

Vanessa Krinkel

 

:Jane-Louise: Kellahan.

Born in Wellington, now based in Wanaka, :Jane-Louise: Kellahan. has cultivated and offered her award winning artistic skill internationally since 1996. Her evocative, atmospheric, and thought-provoking pieces often convey powerful symbolism and/or environmental messaging.

Jane uses mediums, sensuous oil paint and 24 ct gold leaf. Her alchemy of compelling visual textures imbues depth and potency onto canvas, wood and paper, thrilling the viewer with an exquisite dance of light.

Important Awards:

2015 - Special Mention, London Art Biennale, United Kingdom
2011 - Third, Biennale of Chianciano, Italy
2009 - Winner, Cricket Art Prize, Australia

Art/Home Staging

WANAKA AND QUEENSTOWN REGIONS
Selling your home? In this online market, we can transform your walls, bringing them life. With our colourful, contemporary artworks we can create a memorable first impression for your buyers. Jane's curating experience is perfect for hanging the art professionally and imaginatively to give each room the visual appeal and warmth it deserves. We offer a FREE CONSULTATION or alternatively you can work with us through your estate agent, or in conjunction with a home staging company. Contact Jane-Kellahan@protonmail.com or +64 (0)21 702 101.

Commissioned Art

Over 27 years of creating commissioned art for clients, Jane has had a 100% success rate with her method of commissioning a painting. Simply discuss your ideas and requirements with her, your choice of colours, size, texture and timeline, etc. Send Jane a photo of the room and wallspace. Next stage, Jane will complete a digital mock-up of the proposed artwork on your wall. A 50% deposit is required. When the painting has been completed, Jane will send a photograph for your review and acceptance. The painting will be sent to your home to be hung in your chosen space. Jane likes you to live with the painting for a week as she believes it's crucial you "love it!". All agreed between the parties, the remaining balance shall be due. Contact Jane-Kellahan@protonmail.com or +64 (0)21 702 101.

Art Rental

WANAKA & QUEENSTOWN REGIONS

Are you wanting to brighten up your room, office, or foyer - just for a month or two or longer? We have a wonderful selection of original contemporary art of various colours and sizes available now for rental. Evidence proves that original artworks in a work place increases productivity in staff and has a calming effect. (Please note that 'art rental' is a fully deductible business expense). The 2024 catalogue will be released soon. Contact Jane-Kellahan@protonmail.com or +64 (0)21702101

Workshops

These workshops will help you paint freely, emotively and give you confidence and direction. Jane will take you through the planning process and share her successful formula of how to make a great work of art. She draws on her 27 years’ experience of developing unique techniques and helping you prepare a canvas and bring it to life!

1 day, 1 person  -  $500
1 day, 2 - 4 people - $420 each
1 day, 5 - 8 people - $350 each

All art materials supplied excluding art boards. Workshops can be over two days. Contact Jane-Kellahan@protonmail.com 0r +64 (0)21702101.

Prints - affordable style, unique gift

Jane offers A2 and A3 size prints on the highest quality Hahnemuehle digital fine art, age resistance paper. Simply select the image you like, framed or unframed, a gift card with your personal message and it will be sent to your one in mind.

Jane's prints are the perfect solution for:

  • that blank wall in your home

  • an original corporate gift

  • celebrations and remembrance

    PRINTS COMING SOON

Latest Works - It's all about John

Over the past few years I was unable to create due to lack of motivation after my father's vaccine death and in general, what was happening to the people on the land. Knowing this, my biggest fan, writer and chef friend, John McGrath would always tell me, "just paint Jane, just paint".

It was winter 2023, John called from Abu Dhabi, "are you sitting down Jane, I've got cancer. " John was the guy who everyone secretly wanted to be. (more about John below). After hearing about John and the changing of seasons, it was time to cleanse. On the fourth day of detox, a striking peacock appeared on the farm. Intrigued, I looked up the spiritual meaning and the words 'creativity, transformation, self expression, and protection' appeared.

During my annual haircut the hair dresser asked about my new work. I mentioned the random bird. She told me a story of how her friend's peacock had been missing for a year many miles away from my abode.  I asked his name and said I would investigate. The next day I yelled out "John...John". His head twisted up recalling the familiar sound. It was clearly John but the owner had since moved and had nothing stable to offer. Six months prior John flew to the neighbour's farm earning the name 'Petercock'.

Its now winter 2024, John McGrath's passing anniversary is on 27 August. John Petercock shed his feathers which I transformed into quills, book marks and jewellery. Everyday John, my resident model have lunch and dinner together. I have both Johns to thank for getting my creativity, inspiration and motivation back. They are the reason for my next series.

PC - Private Collection, AC - Artist Collection, OC - Oil on Canvas, OB - Oil on Board, OP - Oil on Paper

THE TREE OF LIFE
110 x 150 cm, Oil/Ink on paper, $8,000

JOHN'S POST
110 x 150 cm, Oil/ink on paper, $8,000

JOHN IN THE GARDEN
122 x 155 cm, OC, $14,000

JOHN PETERCOCK
100 x 100 cm, OB, $8,800

THE GRAND CROSSING
122 x 155 cm, OC, 24 ct gold leaf, $16,000

RELEASE III
91 x 122 cm, OC, 24ct gold leaf, $8,900

VALLEY
50 x 70 cm, OC, 24 ct gold leaf, natural frame, $3,300

CANYON BRIDGE
91 x 122 cm, OC, 24ct gold leaf, $8,900

COASTLINES I
100 x 100cm, OB, $8,800

SAFE PASSAGE
100 x 100cm, OB, 24ct gold leaf, $8,800

TEAL WATERSIDE
100 x 100 cm, OB, $8,800

SPRING
100 x 100 cm, OB, $8,800

Sold Artwork

PC - Private Collection, AC - Artist Collection, OC - Oil on Canvas, OB - Oil on Board, OP - Oil on Paper

THREE PEACOCKS
140 x 210 cm, OC. AC

RELEASE IV
91 x 122 cm, OC, 24ct gold leaf

SPRING
120 x 150cm, O/C 24ct gold leaf, PC Auckland

CROSSOVER
50 x 50 cm, OB, PC, Wanaka

LEY LINES
60 x 80 cm, O/B, PC Wanaka

RAINFALL
2018, 60 x 80 cm, OP, PC Wellington
Overall Winner of Wanaka Arts Society

SANDBANKS
2019, 94 x 123 cm, OC, PC Christchurch

NEW SEASON
2017, 60 x 60 cm, OB, PC Wanaka

FLOW
2021, 60 x 80 cm, OB, PC Brisbane

THE SWEET TALKER
2013, 110 x 80 cm, OC, PC Auckland

THE MANORBURN
2018, 60 x 80 cm, OB, PC Queenstown

KOKAKO'S
2015, 120 x 80 cm, OB, PC Australia

KOKAKO
2010, 30 x 30 cm, OC, PC Wellington

THE GREAT ESCAPE
2015, 150 x 180 cm, OP, Special Mention Award, London Biennale 2015, PC London

CROSSOVER I
2021, 150 x 180 cm, OC, PC Wanaka

SKIPPERS
2019, 63 x 93 cm, OC, PC Christchurch

CALL OF THE MOUNTAINS
2018, 100 x 130 cm, OC, PC Waipu

SHALLOW WATERS
2003, 100 x 100 cm, OC, PC Auckland

STANDING ON THE SHORES OF HOPE
2006, 120 x 120 cm, OC, PC Wellington

WHAT LIES BENEATH
2018, 100 x 100 cm, OB, PC Wanaka

BEYOND SEAS
2015, 100 x 100 cm, OC, AC

RELEASE
2003, 120 x 120 cm, OC, AC Finalist, Post Picasso Gallery, USA

THE GOLD MINERS DAUGHTER
2019, 100 x 100 cm, OB, PC Wanaka

WHITE WICKETS
2009, 120 x 120 cm, OC, PC Australia
Overall Winner, Australian Cricket Art Prize

INDIAN QUEEN TO WGTN 1857
2016, 100 x 100 cm, OC, PC Wellington

TUI'S HEAD
2010, 30 x 30 cm, OC
PC Wellington

BOLTON TO NELSON
2016, 100 x 100 cm, OC, PC Wellington

SOUTHERN LAND
2018, 60 x 80 cm, OC, PC Wanaka

AVALANCHE III
2018, 60 x 80 cm, OB, PC Wanaka

CLUTHA
2018, 76 x 102 cm, OC, PC Wellington

LAND OF A SOUTHERN MAN
2018, 60 x 80 cm, OC, PC Wanaka

THE CROSSING II
60 x 80 cm, OC, PC Tauranga

THE WATER THAT FELL
2011, 60 x 80 cm, OB, PC Wellington. Third place in the Leonardo Prize works on paper category. Biennale of Chianciano, Italy

HAWK WATCH
2017, 60 x 80 cm, OB, PC Twizel

WATER CALLS
2021, 60 x 80 cm, OC, PC Wanaka

PASSION
2001, 100 x 100 cm, OC, PC Auckland

AUTUMN FALLS
2015, 100 x 100 cm, OB, PC Australia

FALCON FREEDOM FIGHTER
60 x 80cm, OB, PC NZ

VOLCANIC FIELD MEXICO II
2009, 120 x 120 cm, OB, PC Wellington

REDLAND CALLING
2013, 100 x 100 cm, OB, PC Wellington

Elly & the Acid Trip

Tusko was the first male elephant from the Oklahoma Zoo to be given LSD. His dose was administered in a scientific experiment led by researchers at the University of Oklahoma in 1962. Tusko was injected with 297mg of LSD - an enormous dose. He began to sway, hindquarters buckling. 5 minutes after the injection he trumpeted, collapsed, fell heavily onto his right side, defecated and went into status epilepticus. He died two hours later.

Jokia (1960 - )

Jokia used to belong to an illegal logging camp. Forced to work while pregnant, she gave birth to her baby while pulling a large log up hill, wearing heavy logging chains. She was not allowed to stop working to tend to her newborn. By the time the elephants returned, Jokia found her baby dead. Depressed and heartbroken Jokia refused to work. While trying to force her back to work, her keeper blinded both her eyes.

When her rescuer, Lek, found Jokia in 1999, she was roaring in pain and anger. Covered with infected wounds and scars from past beatings, she had tears running from her blinded eye and empty socket. Now settled into her new life at Elephant Nature Park, Jokia has found an elephant friend, Mae Perm, who protects and guides her. In 2003 Jokia gave birth to a baby named Hope.

TUI'S PATH (RED)
2015, 100 x 100 cm, OB, PC Queenstown

ONCE A BROKEN HEART
2016, 100 x 100 cm, OB, PC Wellington

PLUM DELIGHT
2019, 100 x 100 cm, OB, PC Australia

REMEMBRANCE
2015, 100 x 100 cm, OB, PC Wanaka

BLOSSOM
2015, 60 x 120 cm, OB, PC Shannon

ASTEROID
2015, 120 x 120 cm, OC, PC Wellington

STORMLINES
2018, 100 x 100 cm, OB, PC Australia

SURRENDER
2020, 120 x 150 cm, OC, PC Wanaka

PAIGE HAREB
2015, 120 x 120 cm, OB, FOR SALE

BRAIDS AT LAKE PUKAKI
2020, 120 x 150 cm, OC, PC Wellington

SOUTHERN LAND III
2018, 50 x 50 cm, OB, PC Wanaka

SOUTHERN LAND II
2018, 50 x 50 cm, OB, PC Wanaka

JACOB'S LADDER
2021, 100 x 100 cm, OB, PC Christchurch

TUI'S PATH (BLUE)
2010, 150 x 150 cm, OC, PC Auckland

GABRIEL'S GULLY
2019, 100 x 130 cm, OC, PC Arrowtown

AVALANCHE II
2018, 32 x 44 cm, OP, PC NZ

CROSSING PATHS
2020, 30 x 37 cm, OC, PC NZ

THE GREAT FLOOD
2020, 60 x 80 cm, OB, PC Wanaka

DIVIDED
2020, 30 x 37 cm, OC, PC NZ

GATEWAY
2020, 30 x 37 cm, OC, PC NZ

RESTING PLACE
2020, 30 x 37 cm, OC, PC NZ

CANYON I
2020, 48 x 63 cm, OC, PC Wairarapa

REBIRTH
2nd chance at life, birds guide & protect towards a new beginning
2013, 200 x 150 cm, OP, PC Wellington

MENAGE A TRIOS
A textured and theatrical celebration of lust, love and heartbreak
2013, 200 x 150 cm, OP, PC Wellington

THE SUPERMOON
2013, 150 x 170 cm, OP, PC Wellington

NATURE STUDY I
2017, 80 x 60 cm, OP, PC NZ

THE UNMASKED MAN
2010, 180 x 150 cm, OP, PC USA

SILENT LAMB & THE WEEPING MOON
2015, 60 x 80 cm, OC, PC Wellington

THE UNMASKED MAN II
2010, 180 x 150 cm, OP, PC NZ

UNMASKED MAN AND THE PEACOCK
Nurturing the vulnerable self as one reveals their true identity
2013, 120 x 120 cm, OC, PC NZ

THE TALE OF CAPTIVE COCK
Exposing the fake ones, the immitators who never reveal their true identity but later get sneared and captured by their own bs
2013, 120 x 120 cm, OC, PC NZ

WALKING ON THE MOON
2001, 100 x 100 cm, OC, PCA

THE DIFFERENCE OF ME
1999, 100 x 100 cm, OC, PC United Kingdom

SOUL IN THE CITY
Exisiting as the strawman without even realising it
2013, 100 x 100 cm, OC, PC NZ

LIGHT FOR LUCIEN
2001, 100 x 100 cm, OC, PC Wellington

LONDON BLITZ 1940
2000, 100 x 160 cm, OP, PC Wellington

Other Media



Poetry

MANIFESTATION

I sat by an old tree and felt its energy, I imagined its wisdom through the rings of time. If only it would share in me, secret stories of healing, through its twisted roots that grow below.  Autumn came, it shed and cleansed, and drifted off to sleep. In a dream it would manifest, vibrant green leaves and big apples, brightly red. Spring arrived and proud in flower, a gust of wind sent its whisper to me... "Pick up your shield, full of faith, stand strong and manifest your dreams. For their is hope in future freedoms, through evidence not yet seen"

MEET YOUR STRAWMAN

Semen, Seaman, Doctor, dock. Waters break, berth canal, born day, berth day, birth day. Boy, buoy bobbing in the sea. A quick prick in the soul. You're worth your weight in gold. Our lands are really waters. Waterways, highways, freeways. Carports, loading docks, traffic islands. I sea, i see, we are vessels lost at sea.  Where is that gold we were owed at birth, stolen by the pope. Birth cert number - stock exchange. Our gold is worth millions, upwards slope. Proof is in the paperwork. A certificate that may appear boring. The secret lies at the bottom, black ink, small print, reads WARNING"This certificate is not evidence of the identity of the person presenting it" Realise, the real lies, with your real eyes.For the deception and trickery happened at birth, before you even touched the earth.

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