Functional and sculptural ceramics and totems. Lushly enriched and textured multi-media acrylic paintings.
As a child Jane would take walks in the sun dappled deciduous woods in her native country, The British Isles, where she learned to enjoy the colors of nature and all its gifts, bringing armfuls of bluebells, snow drops and primroses home throughout the various seasons. It was here that she mined clay in the local streams to make herds of clay elephants and other animals. She was fortunate enough to attend Art and Teachers Training College and used the skills she learned throughout those years to venture into her own decorative painting business, “English Hang Ups,” in the Bay Area which she still operates locally. Jane has lived on this magnificent coast for the past twenty years and her paintings and ceramic pieces have been inspired not only by the majesty of her natural surroundings but the spiritual nature and essence of this place she now calls home. For her it inspires joy and creativity to live in such an elemental and peaceful locale where she meets and is inspired by likeminded artists and friends. Gualala Arts Center, where she volunteers in the Open Clay Studio, has been an especially rich source of inspiration as a result of the people and artists she has met and of the valuable creative resources it has to offer.
August 28 & 29 September 4-6
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Directions to Studio 14 at the Gualala Arts Center. From Hwy 1 turn east onto county road 501 also called Old State Road. In about 1/4 mile turn right onto Gualala Road.
The entrance to the Center parking lot is on the right. Studio 13 is located on the back side of the main building. Follow the tour signs.