Born and raised in northwestern Illinois, Jayne found her talent in art at a very early age–kindergarten! All through grade school, high school, and college, the visual arts were her main focus–along with getting married, having two daughters, and running a busy country inn and fine dining restaurant. The last couple of items on that list took her away from art.
In 2000, Jayne went back to her first love, oil and acrylic painting. While pursuing her reconnection with her art, she worked part time for a graphics/website design firm while volunteering for several art groups. After a change in marital status, Jayne decided to make a new start and move to the Black Hills in 2010 where she was juried in as a gallery artist at The Matthews. In January 2013, Jayne also became Marketing Manager of The Matthews, where her graphic design and web work has been put to use!
My subjects are largely representational (with leanings towards impressionism) based on observations of my surroundings, in landscapes, floral and human studies. I paint in saturated color with heavy emphasis on light, color, and shadows. My camera and I are on the constant prowl for early morning or late afternoon shadows. The lush floral I create in both still life and landscapes come from my own gardens and those who live around me. Living in the midwest gives me plenty of subjects, from rural to city scenes. The quest to understand the nuances of nature inspires me to keep searching and growing in this craft. I’ve quickly started using acrylics in order to point more quickly. Painting quickly has been a trademark of mine and using other mediums had broadened my horizons. My vision will continue to change as my life and the lives around me change.