About the Artist

Jane Flewellen

Artist Statement

 

I paint because I love beauty and light. While we experience difficulties and pain in life, we can also have pleasure, respite, and joy in beauty. Inspiration comes when something remarkable catches my eye… I’ll think, “Wow, I want to paint THAT!” My oil paintings capture these visually unique moments to share with others. I’m often drawn to depicting light contrasting with darkness. I suppose this subconsciously symbolizes hope for me.

Natural subjects, especially landscapes and people, are my favorites. Having grown up in the densely-wooded hills of New York, I love trees and clouds. The nuances of color and the exquisite interplay of lines, shapes and values are intriguing. While often painting from photographs, I am also exploring the challenge of painting from direct observation of figures, still lifes and en plein air. Columbus Metro Parks, the Ohio landscape, my neighborhood, and vacations to Canada, Maine, Italy and Scotland inspire me.

 

Biography

 

Since childhood, Jane has loved art and drawing. Growing up near New York City exposed her to great art. In high school, she received college-level art instruction from a superb teacher. Jane pursued a Fine Arts major at the University of Michigan, concentrating on painting and drawing.

Her award-winning paintings have been juried in the Zanesville Museum of Art, the Ohio State Fair (professional division), the Ohio Percent for Art Program, and numerous other exhibits in Ohio, Indiana and Virginia. Her paintings have been in solo, two-person and invitational exhibits. Sharon Weiss Gallery represents her work in Columbus, Ohio.

Jane lives with her wonderful husband, Jim, in Worthington, Ohio.

 

Gallery Representation

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

  • Worthington Area Art League Exhibit – The Church at Mill Run, Hilliard, Ohio
  • Art at the Mill – juried exhibit – Burwell-Morgan Mill, Millwood, Virginia
  • Worthington Area Art League Exhibit –  High Road Gallery, Worthington, Ohio
  • Worthington Area Art League Exhibit –  Motorists Mutual Insurance, Columbus, Ohio
  • 22nd Annual Piqua Fine Art Exhibit –  Piqua Arts Council, Piqua, Ohio
  • Worthington Area Art League Exhibit –  First Community Church, Upper Arlington, Ohio

2013

  • McConnell Arts Center Exhibit – Rivage Atlantique Restaurant, Worthington, Ohio

 

AWARDS

 

2019

  • Meritorious Selection, 2019 Richeson75 Still Life & Floral competition – online – Jack Richeson & Co, Kimberly, Wisconsin

2018

  • Second Place in Oils & Acrylics, 26th Annual Piqua Fine Art Exhibit – Piqua Arts Council, Piqua, Ohio
  • Two Honorable Mentions, “WAAL Inspired”, Worthington Area Art League Exhibit – The Church at Mill Run, Hilliard, Ohio
  • Honorable Mention, Spring Fling Fine Art Exhibit –  Gateway Arts Council, Sidney, Ohio

2017

2016

2015

 

Permanent Collection

  • Stark State College Akron – juried purchase through the Ohio Percent for Art Program – Akron, Ohio

 

Organizations

  • Ohio Art League
  • Worthington Area Art League
  • Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington