Jane Martin

Jane Martin celebrates the everyday. A juxtaposition of the border between chaos and order, Jane masterly captures familiar scenes and is well regarded for her approach to composition, mood and colour.

Donnelly River, 2016, oil on board, 94 x 82cm
Donnelly River, 2016, oil on board, 94 x 82cm | Jane Martin

Jane Martin was born in Victoria in 1949, and spent her childhood in the United Kingdom. Returning to Australia in the early 1960s, she studied art at Perth Technical College 1965–67, and went on to win the University of Western Australia Guild of Undergraduates Prize and the Helena Rubenstein Portrait Exhibition.

After raising three children, Jane honed her craft through extended periods of painting in France, New Zealand, England and Scotland.

A prolific painter, her plein air style celebrates the everyday. A juxtaposition of the border between chaos and order, Jane masterly captures familiar scenes and is well regarded for her approach to composition, mood and colour.

Represented in numerous collections, Jane’s work can be found in the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Bankwest, the University of Western Australia, Edith Cowan University, Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital, St John of God Health Care, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital, TAFE and the Shire of Roebourne.