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.
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
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
2004 Frankston High School, ‘Best Contemporary Work’
2003 Kunyung Arts Festival, ‘Best Acrylic/Oil on Show’
Collections and Commissions
Private collections in
Michelle Hamer, ‘How it feels to be a famous artist’, The Age, Melbourne, January 17, 2008