About the Artist
Jane Riley’s oil paintings reflect her love of the natural environment. Interpreted with tremendous energy, passion and flair these artworks often incorporate textures of sand, gemstones, shells and other natural materials. The finished artworks are striking – unique – vibrating with flamboyant colour and design.
“There is magic everywhere and I aspire to create and help visually inspire others. I love the challenge to better myself. Once you know the ropes (techniques) you can stray from them. The round and octagonal canvases are very inspiring shapes to create upon and are handmade in Southland. Currently I am finding great excitement in pouring my new liquitex creations.”
Riley is published as one of New Zealand’s Favourite artists and her artworks are displayed in various national and international private collections. Extensive overseas travel has amplified the artist’s appreciation of the peace and beauty in New Zealand where she can live “The life of Riley”.