Jane Galloway

Hahei Summer

Jane Galloway studied at Elam School of Fine Arts and graduated with an Honours Diploma in Fine Art, majoring in painting. Her move from Auckland to Raglan, Waikato in the 1990s rekindled her interest in painting and she continued to practice in watercolours, inspired by the beauty of Raglan's rugged coastline, wildlife and surroundings. 

When her children were older she began heading across the Waikato to the Coromandel for summer holidays, where she collected photos to paint from in the winter months. Traversing the Peninsula from Whiritoa to Whitianga, each visit enabled her to build upon an archive of documentation of local beaches, landscapes, sunrises, flora and fauna, to which she referred to for her artwork. 

Her innovative, bestselling range of designs involve techniques including collage and digital manipulation, as well as digitisations of her original watercolour and acrylic paintings, always produced in limited, high quality archival editions. 

With a particular affinity for native flora and fauna, Jane continues to explore ways in which she can share her unique perception of the landscape and wildlife of Aotearoa. More recently, she has attempted to convey her concern for the environment and man's impact on the natural world through her works, such as in the 'There Is No Planet B' series. 

"It is a wonderful process to constantly need to clarify and understand my perception of life, art and the environment – a work in progress."

Much of Jane Galloway's prints and original paintings are exclusive to The Little Gallery in the Coromandel region. 

Read our interview with Jane on Art Chat here.