It is the interaction between nature and human curiosities that give Jane Crisp's work a point of difference and a sense of humanity; 'Cute in a Cup IV' is the perfect example of this balance, combining a fantail and a silver cup.
The resulting image is one you would never see in the flesh yet the piece captures both realistically; almost a portrait rather than a wildlife study.
Reproduced from an acrylic on canvas original and limited to 75 copies, the print has been reproduced on museum-archival cotton rag paper with a white border. The unframed print comes wrapped in clear cellophane with a sturdy backing.
'Cute in a Cup IV' is signed, titled and numbered.
Edition Size: 50
Dimensions: 270mm (w) x 270mm (h) (excluding white border)
Waikato artist Jane Crisp is inspired by her love of the natural world. Born in Auckland, the largely self-taught artist has been painting professionally for over a decade following her first solo show in 2003.
Following a childhood spent drawing, painting and creating whatever she could get her hands on, Jane uncovered a fascination with birds as a pre-teen after noticing a large coffee table book of Ray Harris Ching's work, an artist that continues to inspire her practice.
Drawn to fine detail, and encouraged by her senior art teacher, Jane attended the Auckland University of Technology and completed a year of preliminary courses in Graphic Design. Despite being encouraged to complete the 3-year diploma course, Jane felt the move wasn't right for her and consequently found herself working in the fabric industry. Here Jane worked with exotic fabrics and laces before marrying and starting her family. Throughout this time Jane continued to hone her technique.
Jane's work is shown in a few select galleries across New Zealand.