Oil on Canvas

In the Moment, Otway Series

In the Moment, Otway Series

Original Artwork by Janet Knight

This is an Impressionist artwork original

Signed by Janet Knight


This award winning painting always  makes me smile even though I may be teary eyed.  There is a mystical aspect to Otway and other Australian landscapes that take me back in time.   A time when virgin landscape permeated the entire country which is now peppered with cityscapes, highways, and car parks!  Personally there  is an emotional connection when I sit astride my easel amongst the fauna and the sounds of the Aussie bushland, the  flowing rivers and streams and native wildlife.  This is my home.  This is where I connect.  This is where people see my heart and where my heart guides my brush.  This IS my Australia!


On every visit I make to the Otway Ranges here in Victoria I am always in disbelief of its natural beauty.  When in the field taking reference photographs I am very selective in what I shoot and even more selective in those I use to provide the best view and presentation.  I pay attention to the sounds, the feeling of the air, the sound of the stream as it flows beside me.  In The Moment is actually a juxtaposition of three photographs I took that day.  I wanted to give this painting a sense of virgin landscape untouched by humans, remaining as it was thousands of years ago.  From the lovely comments that have been made about this particular  work in this series, I think I achieved my goal!  As a painter we are given artistic license to portray what we see how we see it.  With that freedom comes an awesome responsibility and I feel like an Amassador for Australia through my landscapes of this amazing country.  So if out on a hike through the Otway Ranges don’t go looking for this magical place. It has been created within my mind from a deep respect for the land and the love in my heart for this wonderful country.  It is my heart that guides my brush and allows my creativity to flow.  This IS my Australia!


Oil on canvas
150cm x 50cm


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