Jane’s pastel work has been shown in national exhibitions, garnering awards, most notably from the Pastel Society of America, which designated her Master Pastelist. She received the Master Circle Award from the International Association of Pastel Societies in June, 2015 at their biannual convention held in Albuquerque, NM. Her work was featured on the cover of The Pastel Journal, December 2013. She was selected as a Pastel Demonstrator at the Plein Air Convention held in Monterey, California in 2014 & 2015, co-hosted by Plein Air Magazine. Her DVD “En Plein Air: Pastel Landscape Painting” was released in July, 2012. She is on the Board of Directors for the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and a Resident Artist in the Salmagundi Art Club. Jane studied with well-known pastel artists Jeff Webb, Frank Federico, Albert Handel, Larry Blovits, Richard McKinley and at the Art Students League with Richard Pionk.
She is a member of: The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NYC; Art League of Long Island; the Pastel Society of America, NYC; Connecticut Pastel Society; Salmagundi Art Club, NYC and Suburban Art League.
Jane is also a marathon runner. “Marathon running has helped me in my pursuit of achieving success in painting. Twenty six miles is covered in single steps in order to achieve the goal of finishing. I have applied that work ethic to my painting, making small steps until I reach my goals in each piece. Running has taught me patience and persistence, which you need in order to be a successful artist.”
Jane’s artwork has been featured in galleries in Carmel, CA, Spring Lake, NJ, Milford, PA, Stony Brook, NY, Windsor Whips Gallery, Windsor, NY, the National Arts Club, NYC and the Broome Street Gallery, NYC and the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT. She teaches pastel painting in her home studio in East Northport and at The Teaching Studios, Oyster Bay, NY.