Jane Hyder is a New Zealand artist born in Christchurch and living in Wellington.
She paints in a colourful expressionist style seeking to express feelings and issues that she cares about. Jane started painting as a child and has exhibited since 1994.
A course with Richard Kenton-Webb at the Slade School of Art, University College, London developed the big, bold, spiritual side of her work. In 2002 Jane attended a workshop with Dick Frizell in Tuscany, Italy; his encouragement and recognition of her ability has brought a new confidence to her work.
Janeâ€™s fascination with colour, texture and paint application is evident in her â€˜Pacific Renaissanceâ€™ Series.
The â€˜Joy of Lifeâ€™ series explores cultural identity and Janeâ€™s journey as a fourth generation New Zealander to find meaning and inspiration in New Zealand, and to break free from the â€˜Call of Europeâ€™.
Janeâ€™s work is held in private collections in New Zealand, Australia, France and the United Kingdom.