Janet Luxton – Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize People’s Choice Award Winner

In News June 15, 2022

Above image: Janet Luxton On Mount Olympus 2022  oil on Belgian linen  150 x 130 cm

Congratulations to Janet Luxton who has won the Peoples Choice Award at the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize.

The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is the highest value professional art prize for women in Australia.  Launched in 2017, the annual, acquisitive prize was established to enhance the opportunities for established and emerging women artists in Australia.

“Inspiring and connecting female visual artists, this significant Art Prize will strengthen the profile and legitimacy of careers in art for current and future generations of Australian women.”

— Anne Johnstone, Principal, Ravenswood

Janet Luxton began her career as a drafts person and graphic designer in Auckland during the 1970’s, before moving to San Francisco where she studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute.  Throughout her practice she always came back to birds, in 1989 she returned to Australia.

Painting with deft technical skill and sensitivity, Janet Luxton’s exquisite paintings capture the magnificence and diversity of the creatures of the natural world. More than realist interpretations of wildlife, each meticulous brushstroke by Luxton reveals the animal’s distinct character, as well as the artist’s deep respect and connection to each being she portrays. By working on a large scale, Luxton’s paintings not only reinforce the beauty and importance of the natural world, but they force the audience to contemplate our role and responsibility in protecting wildlife in all its forms.

For more information and to view the complete list of finalists click here.