The artist and Brendan Pardue hold the painting of his home, The Gibson Mansion, during the opening reception of her solo exhibition, "The Grand Historic Homes of Fremont County".
Jane majored in art at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, and has studied with several internationally known artists. A Colorado native she has always appreciated the subtle colors prevalent in the area. She is also inspired by the brilliance and grace found in the garden and in the wilds.
A comment on my style:
In a magazine, I once read a quote by the owner of a renown New York City gallery. He said, "Art should be disturbing, great art should make you angry." I disagree, totally. The world is quite satiated with noise and anger and angst.
Perhaps because I've gardened all my life, had my hands in the soil, I've developed an earthy appreciation for simple things. I believe everything has at its core a very quiet power. I'm moved by unembellished essence. An iris goes about its existence simply being an "iris" for all it's worth. My objective is to honor that dignity and fundamental nature of each subject, be it a grand mansion, a dilapidated truck, a person, or a fresh bloom.
I intend for my artwork to create a joyful space of calm and delight.