As an intuitively curious person, I am interested in our relationship with the natural world and in exploring the sense of awe we feel when we recognize our physical selves in its proportions and balance.
I explore this sense of awe through various outlets of creative expression. I make color-driven, layered fiber art and all sorts of painted works that use the Golden Ratio found in nature. Through this I size my work, blend my paint colors and decide the harmonies I will use. In the same way that we recognize ourselves in nature, my intention is that the result will feel familiar and therefore comforting because we see ourselves in it through those same proportions we view in the mirror each day.
This exploration of color and design is endlessly inspiring to me. Through the years it has taken on many forms, as my studio is a true workshop of diverse media.
As a third generation artist, color has always been part of the filter through which Jane sees the world. In the 1980s when she began work as a make-up artist and personal color analyst, her perspective on color developed into a methodology which veered away from the standardized Four Season color theories. What she discovered instead was an astoundingly accurate method of categorizing color by three entirely separate wheels. This method, which she calls The Triadic Color Theory System©, utilizes the Fibonacci number sequence and has held true throughout her aesthetic career and into her textile artwork when she began quilt-making in the 1990s.
Read more about Jane’s color theory here…
- The Daniel and Denise Roberts collection
- The Gordon and Pamela Jackson collection
- The Emily Preston collection
- The Daniel and Beverly Wolf collection
- The Charles and Judith Kupperman collection
- The League of NH Craftsmens permanent collection
- Hebrew Senior Life Center; Boston, MA
- Frisbie Memorial Hospital; Rochester, NH
- Sanborn, Head and Associates; Concord, NH
- Ouellette & Associates; Bedford, NH
- Baker Newman Noyes; Manchester, NH
- League of NH Craftsmen Art, Craft and Design; 2003 – 2020
- League of NH Craftsmen headquarters gallery 2003 – 2020
- Portsmouth Historical Society Discovery Center “New Hampshire Folk Art” 2019
- Unitil Corporation SOLO 2018
- Anderson-Soule gallery “The Language of Color” SOLO 2006
- New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA; NW Barrette Gallery, Portsmouth, NH; Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene, NH; The Brush Gallery, Lowell, MA; International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX – selected 2005 – 2008