Janet De Wagt
Janet de Wagt is a New Zealand born artist who has lived and painted throughout the world. Her paintings reflect the New Zealand landscape she connects with and they are painted on site, in all weathers. Her highly expressive paintings are readily identifiable and often capture the wilder side of the lower half of the South Island - including Central Otago, Dunedin and Riverton. Janet often experiments with different shaped works - long and narrow, angled canvases that project out from the wall and her Art'n'Mind series of small panel paintings in shapes that include cars, caravans, houses, hearts, planes and vespas.
Janet has held numerous artist residencies, and is heavily involved with teaching and promoting art and painting throughout the region. Along with painting and exhibiting her own work, Janet is a very busy artist!
Janet's new work expresses the experience of painting on location, the force of nature at work and the stories of the people who leave their indelible marks.