"Daily Diaries by the Assiniboine River and Lake Winnipeg", This exhibit at the MHC Gallery will be open to the public January 31-April 2, 2022. Please check online, www.cmu.ca/gallery, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Covid protocols. The official opening is scheduled for Friday, March 4th, 7:30pm, unless other Covid restrictions are announced. I also hope to offer a talk/tour of the show March 12th and 15th.
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. This exhibit, 'Daily Diaries on the Assiniboine River and Lake Winnipeg' will be open to the public, January 31,2022 - April 2, 2022 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
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