Classical still life and contemporary paintings by New Zealand artist Jonette Murray
Jonette is an emerging Wellington artist who is currently exploring the peace of still life and nature in her realistic oil paintings. Though self taught, she uses classical painting techniques to create depth and vibrant colour in her work. Mortality is often a theme in her painting with subjects showing life and death, old and new co-existing in the painting, as well as personal stories discuised in the compositions. Her paintings represent meditative quiet, which she sees as being vital in today's busy world.