My Dark CrystalJade E. Zivanovic grew up in rural Queensland, moving to Melbourne after studying Science at Central Queensland University. Working a myriad of jobs has allowed her to meet many diverse, fascinating people from varying backgrounds, all with different stories but the same underlying emotions experienced by all, despite circumstance and location. It is these emotions she seeks to depict in her unique figurative, maritime and cityscape paintings, to in turn evoke a story personal to each viewer.
As an untrained artist, Jade has researched classical and fine art techniques. She draws inspiration from many sources; old masters like Bouguereau and Rembrandt, to inspiring contemporary artists like Robert Bolser, Graydon Parrish adn Miodrag Jankovic. She has often been referred to as a 'cranial artist'.
Jade lives on the Mornington Peninsula with her husband, composer Vladan Zivanovic.