Jana Branca


838 Mangorei Rd
New Plymouth




Email: [email protected]
Phone: 027 5403850
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Studio is open during the year

Studio open by appointment outside the trail days

Wheelchair accessible

Art Trail

North Taranaki

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Jana uses portraiture as a vehicle through which she can visually process concepts of identity, growth, and character. “I have become acutely aware that 'the flesh' is much like 'the character' in that it is in a constant state of change and adaptation. The limiting constraints of space and time, and the finite nature of our understanding, experience, and knowledge both humbles me and intrigues me to seek truth through my work”.

Her painting process involves building the picture plane with brush strokes, whilst leaving parts of the canvas ‘undeveloped’. This emulates the effect of the progression of time on our ‘character’.

“I am drawn to the tension of creating an impression of something or someone, whilst celebrating the mediums I use as the ‘fabric' of the impression - the paint, the brush and the canvas.”