Sorry...what? Did you just say a Jane Denton Artwork??
Yes, yes I did.
Jane has kindly offer you, my wonderful readers, a chance to win this very one!
It's a beauty alright and it's called "Diamonds"
This piece will be unframed.
RRP unframed is $255, RRP framed is $395. Size very roughly is 48cm x 35cm.
Jane specialises in Textile art and Design and "Diamonds" on one the designs in her range. These artworks are made with wool in various colours.
Her shapes and patterns make them very contemporary but also timeless.
|Close-up of "Crosses" (featured in Meg McMillans home from Teapea)|
|Jane's quote from Vic Bibby's Blog Cush and Nooks|
They would suit most interiors and you cannot know how happy I was when she agreed to give one away on this very blog.
She also gave up some time to answer some question so that we could get to know her a little better...
|This is Jane.|
Q1: Hello Jane Denton, can you please tell me what you do?
I’m an artist/designer and a mum to two wee kids – Sophie & George. I create my unique art by stitching beautiful wool onto canvas in different shapes and patterns. In the past they’ve been quite bold pieces but recently I’ve been moving into a softer colour palette.
Q2: Colour and form play a very starring role in your creations - tell me why?
I love colour - by keeping designs simple, it gives my pieces impact and allows the colours to shine. I normally start with design and form, and then think about the colour palette.
Q3: Who or what do you get inspiration from?
I read a few daily blogs which I find really inspiring – Design Files, Design Sponge & Cush and Nooks. Pinterest is also a really useful tool - I’m always interested in colour combinations and patterns.
Q4: Describe the ultimate space to create in?
I love working anywhere that has lots of natural light - I usually start in the kitchen and follow the sun round the house with my dog Maggie following behind.
Q5: What are your favourite design, eating and drinking haunts in Wellington?
I’ve always loved Small Acorns and my other new favourite is online store Let Liv – both sell beautiful home wares. I enjoy a wine at Ancestral or Dragonfly garden bars with my husband and friends when we get the chance. And Capitol and Floriditas are old favourites for eating out.
Q6: Have you got any new projects in the pipeline?
Yes! I’m really looking forward to working with an Auckland-based design store to create a series of textiles, and I have an exciting collaboration with a local designer in the pipeline. I also have lots of ideas for some new pieces over the summer using softer and more subtle colours.
Q7: If you weren't doing what you do now - what would you be doing?
I can’t think of anything I’d rather be doing - I thought about this question for a whole day!! I’ve always been passionate about colour, textiles and all things interior. I love my creative work, and I’m so happy that I can work from home and be around for my kids.
Thanks so much Jane - love your work and very excited to see some JD collabs in the pipeline.
Back to the giveaway...
To enter please leave a comment below and tell me your favourite Jane-piece from her website www.janedenton.co.nz and as always if you like mine and Jane's facebook pages they will earn you an extra two entries!
We will draw this on Friday the 23rd November. Heaps of time to wrap it up and pop it under the tree. To: Me, From: Me xx
|Jane's new work "Delicate Dusk"|
|"Delicate Dusk" in situ|
Good luck my design buns.