A native Kentuckian, Jane is from Lexington. She did her undergraduate work at the University of Kentucky and completed additional work in Missouri and Iowa. She has studied with numerous nationally known artists including Tony Couch, Judy Waggoner and Edwin Bruns. Jane taught drawing and watercolor at the Community College in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, in the late 1970s. Her work is in numerous private and commercials collections around the US as well as Russia, Argentina, Ireland and Guatemala.
Jane has been an exhibiting member of the Kentucky Guild of Artist and Craftsmen. Some of her work has been ranked in "Sunshine Artist top 100."
Presently Jane is teaching watercolor and acrylic classes for adults. She works in several mediums including watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, conte crayon, charcoal, casein and colored pencil.
Artist Statement Realistic Impressionism best describes my work. At present, watercolor is my medium of choice. The feel of wet paint flowing on to wet paper is one of the most exciting parts of painting for me. Dropping pure color into washes flowing on wet paper is both exhilarating and frightening. The outcome cannot be entirely controlled, but with more experience, the artist has a better idea of what will happen. A successful painting is when you are intelligent and seasoned enough to see and accept good things happening on your paper, to keep them, not correct them. Watercolor is both a humbling and challenging medium.