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.
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 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, 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.