Kerikeri artist Jayne Maria Sprott, has always marvelled at the unique beauty of New Zealand scenery, its beaches, native fauna and wildlife. She loves to paint the real “essence” so it lingers on creating a feeling of warmth and of “being there”.

Working mainly in acrylics, mixed media, oil pastels, watercolour and pen and ink, Jayne’s style is mostly representational. As well as native birds, much of her art depicts the Bay of Islands, and the Far North.

Jayne’s versatility has led her as well into the impressionist art-form, influenced by Claude Monet. Her waterlily paintings were inspired by her visit to Monet’s gardens in Giverny, France. Photography and printmaking are her other passions.

Having had many solo exhibitions, Jayne has also participated in group exhibitions including the Academy of fine Arts Wellington, Mairangi Bay Art Society, Doubtless Bay Society of Arts.  She was a finalist in the Telecom art awards, and several of her paintings have featured in the finalist category of the International Artisit and Australian Artist Magazine competitions.

Jayne is an accomplished art tutor, specialising in acrylics, watercolour, gouache, oil pastel and pen and wash.  Establishing “The Art Class” in 1994 in Doubtless Bay, Jayne and her students successfully exhibited. She presently tutors in Kerikeri

.Many of her paintings are painted by commission, and much of her art is in corporate and private collections in NZ and overseas.

Her work is available as originals, limited edition prints, mounted prints, cards and blocks
Jayne is  presently studying for her Bachelor of Applied Arts degree..