Jane Tangney

Coles Bay, 2016

oil & beeswax on canvas

140 x 135cm

From the artist

‘One can travel this world and see nothing. To achieve understanding it is necessary not to see many things, but to look hard at what you do see.’
Giorgio Morandi (1890–1964)

Coles Bay offers protection, shelter and stillness – welcome respite in our tumultuous world. I am interested in trying to harness these qualities in paint.
I strive for an experience of quietude where opposites like restraints and complexity find a balanced resolution.

Artist background

Lives and works in WA. Exhibiting since late 1980s primarily in WA including Joondalup Invitation Art Prize 2003 and Fremantle Art Centre 2006. Finalist in 8 Glover Art Prizes.