Jane has studios on the Assiniboine River (Winnipeg, MB) and also on Lake Winnipeg (Victoria Beach, MB). Her art is large and small, and as eclectic as the media she uses.....oil & cold wax, acrylics, resists & collage done on paper, canvas, or wood panels.
Jane loves to take the images she sees and abstract them, slightly or completely, trying to capture the essence of the subject and the way it makes her feel.
Painting near the lake and the river connects Jane to the changing seasons. The powerful water, calm and turbulent, freezing and melting, is a great teacher about birth, life, death and renewal. Animals, insects, birds and trees have things to say, alive on this earth as we are, but in their own world, mysterious and intriguing.
In 2019 she began a project called "Daily Diaries". Each day she was in her studio she observed the water and land nearby, and then painted 6 small works of what she saw, heard and felt. The result was over 1,300 small paintings.
In January 2022, this exhibit, 'Daily Diaries on the Assiniboine River and Lake Winnipeg' will be showing at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery in Winnipeg, MB.
Janes art sometimes centres around houses and buildings, a theme that continues to intrigue her. Buildings are like people...with an exterior that all the world can see and an interior that is often entirely different.
"Rover and Other Random Thoughts" is another body of work she recently completed. It's a silly and serious exploration of the "wild animal" who lives in our home, that beloved and mystifying creature we give human attributes to, and yet know we never fully understand.
Jane completed her BScHEc, then majored in art in her 1978 BEd degree. Her paintings are in private collections, businesses and government offices in Canada and Europe.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
- Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery - Winnipeg - January 2022 (upcoming)
- Gallery in the Park, Altona, MB - 2021
- Warehouse Artworks Gallery - Winnipeg, November - 2019
- Manitoba Arts Network Touring Exhibition 2017-2018
- Portage & District Arts Council - Portage La Prairie - 2016
- Wasagaming Arts Centre - Clear Lake, MB - 2015
- Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery - Winnipeg - 2015
- Edna's Restaurant U of M - 2011, 2014
- In Plain View - Winnipeg, 2010-14
- St. Charles Retreat Centre - Winnipeg, 2011-20
- Mona Lisa and elements at U of W - Winnipeg, 2012
Selected Juried Group Exhibitions
- Manitoba Society of Artists Annual Juried Show - 2013-2021
- Manitoba Society of Artists Members - Gallery in the Park, Altona, MB 2021
- Boreal Tours Art Show - 2018, 2019 (cancelled due to COVID, 2020,21)
- Summer Breeze Exhibition (North of 59 Artist's Collective) - Victoria Beach, MB, 2018, 19
- Group of 8 - Portage & District Arts Council - Portage La Prairie - 2016
- Group of 8 - Gallery in the Park - Altona, MB, 2015
- Group of 8 - Pembina Hills Arts Centre - Morden, MB, 2014
- In Plain View Members' Exhibition - Winnipeg, 2012, 2014, 2016
- Winnipeg Artists Incorporated - Winnipeg, 2011,12, 13, 14
- ECVA – Episcopalian Church Visual Arts - online, 2010, 11
- Group of 8 - Wasagaming Gallery - Clear Lake, MB, 2010, 11
- Washington Theological Consortium Juried Show - Washington, DC, 2008
Selected Open Group Exhibitions
- Group of 8 - Hair Xetra - Winnipeg, 2017
- Wayne Arthur Gallery - Winnipeg, 2015,16
- Hospice & Palliative Care MB Conference, 2014,15,16
- Group of 8 - cre8ery gallery - Winnipeg, 2011, 2013
- Winnipeg Art Gallery - Art 4 All - 2012
- Great West Life - Winnipeg, 2008-11, 2015
- Group of 8 - Gwen Fox Gallery - Selkirk, MB, 2010
- Assiniboine Park Conservatory - Winnipeg, 2008-10
- Norman Art Group Annual Judged Show - Winnipeg, 2008-10
- Winnipeg City Hall - 2002
- Manitoba Society of Artists Annual Juried Show 2017 - 2nd in show
- Manitoba Society of Artists Annual Juried Show 2014 - honorable mention
- Norman Art Group Annual Judged Show 2010 - 3rd - mixed media, honourable mention mixed media
- Norman Art Group Annual Judged Show 2009 - 1st - mixed media
- Norman Art Group Annual Judged Show 2008 & 09 - 1st - acrylic
- Member - Manitoba Society of Artists since 2016, executive 2018,19,21
- Member - Group of 8 Artists' Salon since 2008
- Member - MAWA since 2012
- Member - Winnipeg Art Gallery since 2005
- Soul Gallery, Winnipeg
- Poor Michael's Emporium, Onanole, Manitoba
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