Laughing Moon Watercolours: Watercolour Artist in Tasmania and Western Australia



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Janine is a watercolour artist in Tasmania and Western Australia

Janine was born in Tasmania her father was a Danish immigrant who worked one the Hydro schemes and her mother of Irish convict decent. Moving to Perth with her husband and children for work some twenty -five years now, now lives mainly in the Perth hills but returns to Tasmania regularly to recharge her love for the wilderness.

She has been painting and drawing for as long as she can remember. Studying art through High school, College, Fremantle Tafe and Curtain University. The winner of many awards for  ceramic and China painting over the years and  has also designed and created Leadlights. Fifteen years ago Janine decided to concentrate on watercolours and joined the Rockingham Watercolour Society. She has exhibited both in group and many solo Exhibitions.

In later years contentedly deciding to devote more time to paintings and glass work, after the children left home Janine spends several years trucking around Australia with her husband. This provides a great opportunity to experience and capture the beauty of our country in photographs to take home for her art work.

An exciting new chapter has now opened in her art journey this is kiln fired glass, being fortunate to have the opportunity to study under some of the worlds leading glass artist as, Miriam Di Fiore (Italy). Dr Jerry King. Carrie Iverson – USA. Rudi Gritsch (Austria). Richard Parrish (USA) and Catharine Newell (USA). Kari Minnick (USA).

From this Janine has developed her own very unique construction techniques with the use of glass powders and frits to create the design.  These pieces are both functional and beautiful pieces of art, depicting the Australian bush and its varied animals. Again this collection is a variation of some traditional and other more contemporary pieces.

Recently deciding to take a different direction again and branch out to Oils on canvas because it enables a whole new platform for her to explore in her unique way on a larger scale. At the same time participating in different workshops with renowned Australia Artist such as Craig Penny and John Lovell and Robert Knight.


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Glass Studio


Laughing Moon Studio is situated in the Perth hills on 18 acres of beautiful Australian bush with huge Jarrah trees and hundreds of Blackboys , Gin trees & wildflowers.

We are an ecologically sustainable studio built from recycled sea containers. Our Glass kilns are powered by a 10 Kw Solar system and a large quantity of the glass used in my work is recycled.

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