JANE MORRISON is a painter and portrait artist. Her work is influenced by the years she lived and worked on the Greek Island of Mykonos. Her murals, seascapes, and portraits of the local people hang in the pensions and harbor cafes. Jane also draws caricatures at country fairs and other special events.
I've heard it said, that the two most important things in life are love and work. For me, both these things began at home. I sketched my family, our house shaded by apples trees, and the rose-colored sunsets I could see from my room. All of life a magnificent work of art that I sought to capture in brilliant colors.
Later in life, my love and work as an artist led to travels in exotic lands.
Experiencing the richness of other cultures deepened my own inner landscape. And my art reflected all my living- the excitement and chaos, courage and risk, loneliness and light.
My work is also inspired by other artists. I continually study and contemplate their work, which has helped me to be bold. Now, I can glue silk ribbons into the wet paint of a golden sun, and write the Alpha and Omega across a purple sky.
Love and work. Work and Love. I'm so grateful I still have these.
B.A. Studio Art; Smith College; 1988. M.A.Theology and the Arts; Pacific School of Religion; 1998. MA.Teacher's Certification; Visual Arts; Westfield State College; 2001. Elementary Art Teacher; Westfield Public Schools; 2003-2009. Artist/Teacher; Greek Island of Mykonos and Cruise Ship Artist; 1988-2009. Caricature Artist; Fairs, Special Events, and Yankee Candle, Deerfield, MA; 2009-present.
African Queen, oil pastel, 18x24