Thursday, May 4, 2017

Solo Exhibition announcement!

'At One' 
40 x 30 Oil on Canvas

I'm really excited to announce my upcoming solo show: 'Finding Home' - 3 continents, 8 countries...miles of canvas.

Over thirty new works will be on display. Included in this exhibition are sketches and plein air studies, giving the viewer a rare peek into the preparatory stages of my studio works.  

The exhibition will be held at Mary Williams Fine Arts in Boulder Colorado and will run from May 20th to June 20th.

I hope you can join us for the opening reception May 20th from 2-5pm.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Governor's art show

I'm very honored to have been invited to participate in the Governor's Art Show! The exhibiton will be held at the Loveland Museum Gallery in Loveland, Colorado from April 28th to May 28th.
Learn more about this and other upcoming events here:

A couple of pieces from the show:
Above: 'Colorado Summer' 11x14 Oil
Right: 'Colorado Aspens' 24x18 Oil

Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

"Through The Trees"
Oil 16x14"

"Must, bid the Morn awake!
Sad Winter now declines, Each bird doth choose a mate; This day's Saint Valentine's. For that good bishop's sake Get up and let us see What beauty it shall be That Fortune us assigns." ~ Michael Drayton

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Workshop News

"Winter Sky" Oil 36 x 24

I taught a wonderful group of 13 students plein air painting in Louisville, Colorado this week.  Despite rain on the last day we painted, laughed and learned a lot!
I have one more Colorado workshop this year (in September) with one space left.
I'll also be teaching plein air on gorgeous Bainbridge Island in June - that class has two spots left.
For more info on these workshops as well as online mentoring and other upcoming events please visit:

Below: Some photos from last weeks workshop.
I like to put a huge emphasis on the basics - value and composition in particular.
The field study was to demonstrate how three colors plus white can be used to quickly capture the essence of a scene.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Plein Air Convention

I'm proud to announce that I will be a faculty member and demo artist at the Plein Air Convention in Tucson next week April 15 - 19th.

My demonstration will be on Saturday April 16th at 2:15pm.

This amazing event is record breaking and will be the world's largest gathering of plein air painters in one place!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Aspen tree painting and five exhibitions!

My latest studio painting: "Autumn Aspens" 30x24" oil

I've really been enjoying the fall colors and am getting out to paint as much as I can!

Apart from my regular galleries I currently have paintings on exhibit in five other venues! 
Two museum shows in Arizona, Gallery Shows in Colorado and New Mexico, and the Oil Painters of America Salon show in Alabama! 
Please check them out if you're in those areas - for more info:

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Urban life show

This Friday night from 6 - 9pm at Abend Gallery in Denver is the reception for 'Urban Life'.  This exhibition celebrates and explores the theme of city living.  I am honored to have three pieces in this show - one a Denver skyline, and two from a recent trip to Venice, Italy.

Above: "Sun Setting on Denver" plein air 5.5x14 oil

Below: "Venice Laundry" 11x14 oil

Sunday, October 4, 2015

A week in the mountains

Right:  My favorite piece from my recent trip to Walden, Colorado. I painted it during a storm! My easel blew over twice and there was so much dirt on my canvas I had to frantically finish with a knife. "Walden Storm" 8x10 oil

One of the most fun aspects of being an artist is being with good friends in gorgeous locations.
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of joining twelve women artists for a week in the mountains. We were generously hosted on a 2,000 acre ranch!  Some of these painters are icons I have admired for decades, but they were all so warm and down to earth.  I returned home with eleven paintings, advanced ATV skills, and twelve wonderful new friends!

If you aren't familiar with the work of these talented ladies, I'd highly recommend checking them out!
From front left: Joe Anna Arnett, Teresa Vito, Cindy Briggs, Cindy Baron, Stephanie Hartshorn, Charlie Bogusz, Cathy Goodale-Saunders, Ellie Weakley, Lori McNee, Me, Patsy Callahan, Jean Perry, and Lori Putnam.

Right: We got to cruise all around the ranch on ATV's. Incredible luck to be up there right as the leaves were changing.  Lots of opportunites to paint golden aspen trees!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Plein air artists of Colorado

This years PAAC show is up at Mary Williams Fine Arts in Boulder, Colorado until the end of August.
The exhibition features over 100 of the best plein air painters in the country and is not to be missed!
I am grateful to have two pieces in this fantastic show including this one:

"Around the Bend"
9x12 oil plein air

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Landscape show in Denver!

I am honored to be a featured artist in the Abend Gallery Landscape Show!  There is a great article in the May issue of Southwest Art Magazine about the show and my work you can read here.

The opening reception is this Friday April 24th from 6 - 9pm - I hope you can join us!

Left: "Frozen Creek" oil 16x20
one of five works I will have on display.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Announcing my 2015 workshops!

I have two upcoming workshops in Denver, Colorado!

Whether you are a seasoned painter, or just starting out, these workshops are for you.  I pride myself on keeping my class sizes small, so everyone gets a ton of individualized attention.

2 day Studio Landscape Workshop
When:  March 14 and 15 (Sat and Sun) 9 – 4
Where: Abend Gallery, 2260 East Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80206
Description: In this comprehensive two day landscape oil painting workshop we will be working with photo reference to created finished studio paintings. All areas of the process will be covered, with an emphasis on compostition and values.  There will be lectures, handouts, demos, and lots of painting time and individual attention. 
Open to: All levels - beginner to professional Maximum class size: 10       Cost: $195

2 day Plein air Workshop

When:  May 16 and 17 (Saturday and Sunday) 9 – 4
Where: Abend Gallery, 2260 East Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80206 and various rural locations near Denver
Description: In this comprehensive two day plein air workshop we will be working on location to create oil studies. All areas of the process will be covered, with a particular emphasis on composition and values. There will be lectures, handouts, demos, and lots of painting time and individual attention
Open to: All levels - beginner to professional 
Maximum class size: 10       Cost: $195

For more information please visit:

Friday, February 20, 2015

My apologies

For some reason Blogger sent out a 2 year old post of mine last night to my entire subscriber list.  I apologize if you received it and were confused!  I'm confused too, and have spent all morning trying to figure out why that occured.  Hopefully it was a one-off glitch and won't happen again.
Thanks for your understanding and continued support! Jane
2/24/15 update: I figured out the problem with blogger and resolved it :)