About me

I was born in Yorkshire, but have spent most of my life in New Zealand, and have lived in a variety of places in both countries. While in England I painted landscapes and seascapes, particularly when living in Northumberland; and almost always water-colours.  Since living in New Zealand I have experimented more with oils, and my fascination with the landscapes of the moors and wild places of northern Britain was rekindled by the raw tussock lands of the Maniototo with its translucent light and harshness of climate.  Five years ago I moved to Naseby to live and to paint full time and enjoy the dramatic, ever changing landscapes of Central Otago.


I have exhibited in the UK and New Zealand, and enjoy experimenting with new techniques, whether they are landscapes, portraits or nudes.  I would describe my art as impressionistic and many of my recent oil paintings are pointillist in style.   My current preoccupation is the attempt to capture the moment in time when a particular cloud, shadow or fall of light, passes over this land of big skies and mountains.  I am part of the Central Otago Arts Trail and welcome visitors to my studio.

Jane W 2013