Jane Shriffer is an abstract artist living and working in Wanaka, who graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Dunedin School of Art in 2006.
Shriffer paints intrinsically, a flowing of intuition, response and presence culminating into a canvas of layers of colour and texture, the use of brush and singular palette knife clearly visible. Each movement is considered, resulting in a rhythmic surface alive with movement and expressed in lush, vibrant colour. Work titles are relevant to the moment, a juncture in time anchoring each piece in a visual and emotional unfolding. The artworks are a visual diary recorded in an abstract yet perceptible language.
“Shriffer's canvases are a spontaneous expression of thought and feeling - the painting of a mood, the reaction to a moment in time. The subject of each piece is open to interpretation, but there is a beautiful serenity and distinctive harmony to the collection. Shriffer excels in her use of colour; there isn't one thick impasto brushstroke or vigorous slash of paint that seems out of place.” - Laura Elliott, ODT