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.
Jane has won numerous awards at local and national juried shows. The most recent being Honorable Mention at Easton! Plein Air 2016. She won Best in Show at the Setauket Artist’s Neighborhood House Art Show for her painting “Feel The Ocean”. She also won Third Prize At Easton! Plein Air Quick Draw Competition in July 2012. In September, 2009, she won her third award at the Pastel Society of America’s Annual National Show and received the status of Master Pastelist. She was accepted into the 8th, 10th, 11th and 12th Annual Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Juried National Shows where she received the highest award – the 2007 Gold Medal of Honor for Pastels/Drawing. Other awards: at the Salmagundi Art Club Combined Show 2007, the Mortimer Freehof Award for Pastel, the Bruce Crane Award at the Salmagundi Art Club Spring Auction 2008, Art Spirit Silver Medal Award at the Salmagundi Art Club Annual Members Show, NYC, and at the Pastel Society of America’s National Juried Show in 2005 – the Salmagundi Award for her pastel “Pebbles and Beach Grass”.
Jane’s artwork was featured on the cover of Plein Air Magazine in October 2017 with a five page article and on the cover of the 2013 December issue of The Pastel Journal along with an eight page article. Her work is displayed in galleries in Carmel, CA, Spring Lake and Stone Harbor, NJ, Milford, PA, Stony Brook, NY, Jamesport, NY, Mystic, CT, Windsor, NY, the National Arts Club, NYC, The Salmagundi Art Club, NYC and the Broome Street Gallery, NYC.
Jane teaches pastel painting at the Teaching Studios of Art in Oyster Bay and private classes from her home in East Northport, NY.