Jane has been entranced by art since she was a child when she would wonder how someone could draw a table that looked three dimensional but was on a sheet of paper. Her first experiences in art was painting illustrations in her “Oz” books and designing and painting her own paper dolls.
Jane has always loved colors and patterns and discovering how best to use them. The transparency and purity of water colors captured her attention for a long time, but the lushness and forgiveness of oils won her over. Jane feels they are sensuous to work with. She loves to paint the ocean, boats, the beach, people and faces, flowers and country scenes.
The most valuable thing Jane has learned about art is that the simplest way you can paint an object, portrait or landscape, the more pleasing and ‘true’ it will be. A surprising thing she discovered about painting and working at the Artisans Gallery is that people like to do a little “work” when they view a painting. They like to interact with it and see it the way it pleases them. Jane always hopes the viewer will give her paintings their own interpretation.