Janine Daddo

Janine Daddo

Australia 1959

Painting, Neo-figurative Art


Janine Daddo
Janine Daddo
January 12, 2016
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Janine Daddo is an Australian artist, known worldwide for the exuberance for life – simply radiating from her paintings, reminding the viewers of a great joy that lives in everyday moments.

Janine Daddo’s paintings

Janine Daddo – Flower Friends, 2014
Janine Daddo – Flower Friends, 2014

Janine is Australian born and knew ever since her early age that she will be a painter. And, really, she has been painting full time since 1994. Janine attended RMIT University – Australian public university of technology and design based in Melbourne, Victoria and founded in 1887. She studied graphic art and design with fashion illustration. Janine’s experience, before she became a full time artist, includes work in both advertising and fashion in Sydney and Melbourne.

This artist found her eternal source of inspiration in the joy of everyday moment, those ones most people take for granted. By closely observing the nature of these precious moments, she discovers their figurative twist of forms and their playful ideas holding the power to recreate the innocence and magic of youth and childhood.

Janine Daddo’s sculpture

Janine Daddo - A whole bunch and Daddo Duck Duck Goose, 2015
Janine Daddo – A whole bunch and Daddo Duck Duck Goose, 2015

The obstacles in one’s life, the dark events that sometimes come upon any human being, are according to Janine, part of a life’s journey as much as the splendid points are. She thinks of them as a necessary experience that helps us to perceive true light and joy when they come.

Janine’s colors are bold and rich. That thick affluence of different colors comes from her technique of layered surfaces. She often works in opposites – from darks to lights, from turquoise and jade to reds.

“Painting for me is like creating a conversation, a memory, a yearning.”

Janine has her works in private collections throughout Australia and as far afield as London, New York or Singapore.

She is represented by 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace.

Janine Daddo lives and works in her native Australia.

All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2014Runaway With MeJahroc Gallery Margaret River WASolo
2014Group exhibitionSorrento Manyung GalleryGroup
2013HullabalooGullotti GallerySolo
2013Lovers ExhibitionManyung Gallery MalvernGroup
2013Affordable Art FairSingapore, Manyung GalleryGroup
2013Affordable Art FairHong Kong, Manyung GalleryGroup
2013Affordable Art FairSeattle, Manyung GalleryGroup
2013FinalistSalon De Refuse, Hilton MelbourneGroup
2012ZipptydodadayFramed Gallery DarwinGroup
2012Topsy TurvyGullotti Galleries PerthSolo
2012BelovedManyung at Glenferrie, MalvernGroup
2012Life’s Many PleasuresManyung at SorrentoSolo
2011Fall In Love With LifeManyung Gallery, Mount ElizaGroup
2011Manyung at GlenferrieMalvern (formerly Glenferrie Road Contemporary Art)Group
2010Group showGlenferrie Road Contemporary Art, MalvernGroup
2009Group showManyung Gallery, Mount ElizaGroup
2008Melbourne Art ShowMelbourneGroup
2008Art SydneySydneyGroup
2008Art BrisbaneBrisbaneGroup
2008Art Gallery CollectionsGold CoastGroup
2007Melbourne Art ShowArt SydneyGroup
2006Melbourne Affordable Art ShowMelbourneGroup
2005Janine DaddoGallery Philip Neville, Darwin, and Manyung GallerySolo
2004Janine DaddoManyung GallerySolo
2003Janine DaddoManyung GallerySolo
2002Janine DaddoManyung GallerySolo
2002Group exhibitionsOakhill GalleryGroup