Jane Toy follows the work of the American Abstact Expressionists and got into poured paint work (along the lines of Helen Frankenthaler) for which Resene testpots were perfect. They blend with each other so well and 'bleed' into each other in fasinating patterns that can't be recreated. Jane enjoys employing techniques where the materials are allowed to do their own thing rather than being dictated to by the artist.
Jane has undertaken a Diploma of Art and Creativity with The Learning Connexion International School of Art and Creativity. She has gallery respresentation in Wanganui with Mainstreet Art and Framing and her works are selling well. She has also recently been finishing off preparations for a solo exhibition in Wanganui's Artist Open Studios where she will be showing her mixed media works finished in Resene Metallics.
Jane has been using Resene paints for her artworks for some time now. Her husband uses lots of Resene colours in his specialist spray coating business and that prompted her to try them. She started out using the main line colours for large abstracts because not only did they provide a huge colour range, but they were very 'pourable' and very affordable. Then she discovered the amazing flexibility of the Resene Metallics range. WOW!! The combination of the metallics with the standard acrylics is mind blowing. The metallics run into the standards making the most astounding shapes... rivulets and channels, branches and swirls. You never quite know what will happen with each work which makes it very exciting.
Jane also uses the metallics for a totally different and much more controlled type of work; her mixed media pieces in which she combines Resene Metallics, opaque inks and recycled fabrics. The works are created by layering the metallics in geometric shapes that she creates with the opaque inks. The base is black matt board which Jane laser cuts into shapes under which she place fabrics. They have texture, depth, colour and a certain 3D quality. The metallics are so rich and catch the light in amazingly interesting ways. They also provide the perfect contrast to the very matt finish of the inks. The paints are quick drying so Jane can apply several layers in a short space of time which is really important.
Email: Jane Toy
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