Sydney, 15 Nov 2016 — 4 Dec 2016

15 Roylston Street [PO Box 282], Paddington 2021

Every One Unique
- Janet Luxton

Janet Luxton’s luscious and detailed paintings are more than realist interpretations of wildlife. At the heart of Luxton’s work is her deep connection with nature and a profound respect for the beings which inhabit the earth. Through devoted attention she extracts the absolute essence of her subject matter, leading the viewer into powerful contemplation of a single subject. Luxton paints with deft technical skill and sensitivity, revealing in her enthralling imagery the unaffected yet utterly magnificent nature of the animal.

“One of the most stark themes of the planet, for thousands of years, has been our relentless exploitation of the natural world, all it’s wildlife has been dramatically impacted. Many species who were familiar to our ancestors have vanished, and huge numbers today are on the brink. Domesticated animals are continuously redesigned and bred by us in unimaginably vast numbers to be used and disposed of at our absolute discretion.

My recent work relates to birds and animals with which I have had a connection, often a fond and personal one. However humble all life is unique and deserves our unreserved respect and their place on the earth. My paintings are an attempt to portray this beautiful diversity and individuality” – Janet Luxton, 2016

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Janet Luxton and Sarah Tomasetti – The King’s School Art Prize

Image above: Janet Luxton  Eye contact  2021  oil on linen canvas  125 x 165 cm Congratulations to Janet Luxton and …

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Finalists in the 2020 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize

Above image: Janet Luxton, Suffolk Sheep, 2018, oil on Belgian linen, 130 x 110cm A huge congratulations to Maryanne Coutts, Harrie Fasher, …

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Janet Luxton – Highly Commended in the 2020 Wildlife Artist of the Year

Image: Janet Luxton, Kakapo, New Zealand night parrot, 2015, oil on Belgian linen, 120 x 170cm Congratulations to Sydney based painter …

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