This painting is charcoal and acrylic on canvas and is 24 x 24 inches.
The painting is charcoal and acrylic on canvas and is 30 x 30 inches.
This is one of a series of small, 6 x 6-inch figure studies.
I'm interested in capturing the energy and mood of whatever I paint, whether it's a landscape, a figure, or a memory that may be totally non-objective. I have always been in love with color, but the energy and rhythm that painting can convey is what intrigues me the most. Painting in the abstract helps me to take a step back from what I'm painting and allows me to ask myself what I want to tell the viewer about what I see.
I began my work in visual arts as a fiber artist. I studied floor-loom weaving and tapestry weaving at the Penland School of Crafts, then studied fabric design at the Fashion Institute in NYC. While living in New York, I had a business producing silk batik as yardage for designers or for making into scarves or one-of-a-kind garments sold to shops and individual clients.
Jane's work is in private and corporate collections and can also be found at 310 Art, 191 Lyman Street, in Asheville's River Arts District.