Janine Daddo

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Janine Daddo – Artist – Paintings

Janine Daddo – Artist Biography

Janine Daddo’s natural exuberance for life allows her to gain great joy from the everyday moments that most of us take for granted. Her observations of these moments are what inspire her paintings and her desire to share the simple magic that is all around us.

To capture the moments that shape us and inspire us, Janine Daddo uses bold figurative interpretations brought to life through the confident and evocative use of colour. The powerful combination of large canvas brings smiles to faces and a positive enjoyable energy to the space in which they hang.

Many of her paintings capture the purity and the unbridled enthusiasm for the little things that we all felt as children or the passion that new love brings. Sometimes it’s the pause before trying something new, perhaps forbidden, or of a momentary second glance. Too often it’s the images that somehow often get overlooked along the way in our busy lives.

Janine Daddo has enjoyed ‘sell-outs’ in Sydney and Melbourne and her work is now enjoyed in private collections throughout Australia and as far a field as London and New York.

Janine graduated from Graphic Art and Design at RMIT in 1981, before embarking on a successful career in advertising. A career which gave a great many awards and rewards that are strongly evident in her colourful work.

Janine Daddo invites us to look again, lose yourself in the romance of life and celebrate the simple moments captured in her joyous colourful paintings.

Biographical Note

1961       Born

1979-81 Studied Graphic Art and Design, RMIT, Melbourne. Finished with Honours and Dux

1981       Worked as illustrator in Fashion and Retail Industry

1982-94  Advertising career working for several large agencies and boutiques in Melbourne and Sydney

1994 –     Full-time mother and artist

Select Exhibitions

2011      “Fall In Love With Life”, Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza

2010      Atlas Gallery, Chicago

2010      Art Images, Adelaide

2010      Manyung Gallery Melbourne

2009      Glenferrie Road Contemporary Art, Malvern

2008      Manyung Gallery, Melbourne Art Show, Art Sydney and Art Brisbane, Art Gallery Collections, Gold Coast

2007      Manyung Gallery, Melbourne Art Show, Art Sydney

2007      Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney

2006      Melbourne Affordable Art Show, Art Sydney, and Manyung Gallery – all sold out.

      Solo show at Gullotti Gallery, Perth

      Solo show at Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney

2005      Solo shows at Gallery Philip Neville, Darwin, and Manyung Gallery – both sold out

2004      Group exhibitions, including Melbourne and Sydney Affordable Art Shows. Manyung Gallery solo show sold out

2003      Group exhibitions. April, solo at Manyung Gallery

2002      December, first solo show, Manyung Gallery – sold out

2002      Group exhibitions at Oakhill Gallery

Select Awards

2004      Frankston High School, ‘Best Contemporary Work’

2003      Kunyung Arts Festival, ‘Best Acrylic/Oil on Show’

Collections and Commissions

Private collections in

  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Perth
  • Chicago
  • Hong Kong
  • Israel, London
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Singapore


Michelle Hamer, ‘How it feels to be a famous artist’, The Age, Melbourne, January 17, 2008