Photograph of Artist JANE SPENCE
JANE SPENCE
Bandar, Brunei Muara - Brunei Darussalam



Original Artworks (20)

Jane Spence; Egret II, 2010, Original Drawing Charcoal, 68 x 55 cm.
Jane Spence
Original Charcoal Drawing, 2010
68 x 55 cm (26.8 x 21.7 inches)
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Jane Spence; Egret , 2010, Original Drawing Charcoal, 68 x 55 cm.
Jane Spence
Original Charcoal Drawing, 2010
68 x 55 cm (26.8 x 21.7 inches)
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Jane Spence; Egret, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 33 cm.
Jane Spence
Original Oil Painting, 2010
24 x 33 cm (9.4 x 13.0 inches)
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Jane Spence; Lazarus Cat II, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 40 x 30 cm.
Jane Spence
Original Oil Painting, 2010
40 x 30 cm (15.7 x 11.8 inches)
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Jane Spence; Lazarus Cat I, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 40 x 30 cm.
Jane Spence
Original Oil Painting, 2010
40 x 30 cm (15.7 x 11.8 inches)
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Jane Spence; Happy Cat, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 40 x 30 cm.
Jane Spence
Original Oil Painting, 2010
40 x 30 cm (15.7 x 11.8 inches)
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Jane Spence; Kerala Girl, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 79 x 100 cm.
Jane Spence
Original Oil Painting, 2010
79 x 100 cm (31.1 x 39.4 inches)
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Jane Spence; Monkey Pen And Ink IV, 2010, Original Drawing Pen, 39 x 47 cm.
Jane Spence
Original Pen Drawing, 2010
39 x 47 cm (15.4 x 18.5 inches)
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Jane Spence; Monkey Pen And Ink III, 2010, Original Drawing Pen, 39 x 47 cm.
Jane Spence
Original Pen Drawing, 2010
39 x 47 cm (15.4 x 18.5 inches)
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Jane Spence; Monkey Pen And Ink II, 2010, Original Drawing Pen, 39 x 47 cm.
Jane Spence
Original Pen Drawing, 2010
39 x 47 cm (15.4 x 18.5 inches)
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Jane Spence; Monkey Pen Ink I, 2010, Original Drawing Pen, 39 x 47 cm.
Jane Spence
Original Pen Drawing, 2010
39 x 47 cm (15.4 x 18.5 inches)
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Jane Spence; Thought, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 40 cm.
Jane Spence
Original Oil Painting, 2008
30 x 40 cm (11.8 x 15.7 inches)
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Jane Spence; Borneo Monkeys II, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 81 x 65 cm.
Jane Spence
Original Oil Painting, 2008
81 x 65 cm (31.9 x 25.6 inches)
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Jane Spence; Borneo Monkey II, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 50 x 40 cm.
Jane Spence
Original Oil Painting, 2008
50 x 40 cm (19.7 x 15.7 inches)
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Jane Spence; Borneo Monkey I, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 50 x 40 cm.
Jane Spence
Original Oil Painting, 2008
50 x 40 cm (19.7 x 15.7 inches)
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Jane Spence; Borneo Monkeys I, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 81 x 65 cm.
Jane Spence
Original Oil Painting, 2008
81 x 65 cm (31.9 x 25.6 inches)
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Jane Spence; Bali Temple Monkey I, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 61 x 30 cm.
Jane Spence
Original Oil Painting, 2008
61 x 30 cm (24.0 x 11.8 inches)
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Jane Spence; Street Dog II, 2009, Original Painting Oil, 30.5 x 23 cm.
Jane Spence
Original Oil Painting, 2009
30.5 x 23 cm (12.0 x 9.1 inches)
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Jane Spence; Street Dog I, 2009, Original Painting Oil, 30.5 x 23 cm.
Jane Spence
Original Oil Painting, 2009
30.5 x 23 cm (12.0 x 9.1 inches)
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Jane Spence; Monkey Nuts, 2008, Original Mixed Media, 50 x 41 cm.
Jane Spence
Original Mixed Media, 2008
50 x 41 cm (19.7 x 16.1 inches)
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Artist Statement

Living in Brunei has enabled me to rediscover my artistic skills and to explore new subjects. It was through becoming an immigrant to an unfamiliar culture, that I noticed the non human groups who were coexisting closely with the local population, whilst effectively invisible. These were the stray dogs and the macaque monkeys. Both these groups were interesting to me because of their proximity to urban centres, shops, car parks, all the locations that humans regularly visit.
Travelling around SE Asia I have experienced the various ancient Hindu, Buddhist and animist cultures in Bali, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. The sacred art and dance of these regions, and the significance of Hanuman, King Monkey further interested me in monkeys as a subject.
The supermarket monkey troupe has provided handy models in a fascinating juxtaposition of wild animal and imposed urban environment. I am also interested in exploring the physical shapes of the monkeys; their flexibility, strength, their expressive limbs.
Having had a break from painting for several years, I am re experiencing the quality of materials and their potential. I really enjoy the process of using the paint; colour mixing, the textures, the mark making, even the smell! The work I am currently producing is largely naturalistic, which is a big change from the way I worked when I was younger, and which I believe is to do with reaffirming my technical strengths. However I am still working in a very personal and expressive way and putting a lot of myself into the paintings.
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