Skip to product information
1 of 1

Fast Car - Curiosity Cabinet Collection #2 | Original

Jane Crisp

Regular price
Regular price
Sale price
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Year: 2023

Image Dimensions: 120mm x 120mm

Matted Dimensions: 220mm x 220mm

Medium: Golden Open Acrylic

As part of the ‘2023 Mix & Match exhibition’, you can purchase this artwork one of two ways

  • As is, unframed – you will receive your work matted to the size of 220mm with a colour especially chosen by our experienced in-house framer to enhance each artwork. 
  • Add a frame for only $75 – you will receive your work professionally matted and framed. We have a wide range of frames cut to size that you can ‘mix & match’ for a bespoke piece, customised to you.

Quirky Fox: Art + Framing

Jane Crisp's art is inspired by, and imbued with, her love of the natural world. Born in Auckland, the artist moved to the more rural surrounds of the Waikato in the 1990s, and the wildlife of the region has provided the ideal subjects for her skills.

Crisp, who is largely self-taught, has been painting professionally for over 20 years, and had her first solo show in 2003. Since that time, she has had numerous 'sold out' solo and joint exhibitions, her work has garnered several awards, and has featured in a number of publications.

Crisp describes her work as an attempt to capture the reality of the natural world without reproducing specific instances. Although she uses a camera for her artistic studies, her finished paintings are built up as composites, often with the embellishment of found items from second-hand shops or family heirlooms. The images become miniature stage plays, often with the finished composition arrived at by the artist's intuition alone, rather than from any specific scene. The combination of small living creature and antique treasure often lends something of the feel of traditional vanitas studies to the artist's canvases. The birds and other animals can almost be considered as portraits rather than simple wildlife studies, and the artist has the happy (and well-practised) knack of being able to capture the life in their eyes and the vitality in their poses.

“The inter-connectivity of the natural world is what captivates me. My work is an exploration of metaphysical realism from my perspective, as an observer of energy and light, where I attempt to transmute the energy of a situation or experience and invite the light out of the darkness. The subjects in my work become personifications of the soul and my paintings manifest into expressions of the human condition, a reflection of the world that surrounds me and an interpretation of the way through.” – Jane Crisp

Fast Car - Curiosity Cabinet Collection