'Nature is Home' Jane Smeets
Exhibition opening January 4, 2020
‘I Picture us together’ by Jane Smeets
Exhibition: ‘Nature is Home’
Nature, connection and love thread through the artwork of Jane Smeets. She draws upon life experiences with underpinning themes of life and death. Living on the Fleurieu has directed the attention to nature’s life cycles, supporting the creative expression and giving a voice for living and loving in the present moment. Her technique, the qualities of mixed media and found objects reflect presenting themes of the natural world and life lived. Fluid and liberal application of watercolour, bold mark making supports the image to emerge. Jane is an arts psychotherapist and educator in palliative services and has found these roles a major influence on her art practice. Engaging with individuals at end of life, families and significant others in bereavement, generate rich and meaningful exchanges. During these challenging times, Art has given her a vehicle for balance and has enabled her to give permission for full expression.