About the Artist

Artist Statement

 

“I paint because I love beauty and light,” says Jane Flewellen. “We all experience pain and suffering in life. Yet, we can find respite and joy in beauty. I typically see more beauty in nature than in human-made objects. Nuances of color, and the interplay of shapes and values are intriguing. Inspiration comes when something remarkable catches my eye—it is just asking to be painted! Light and reflections are fascinating, especially those in glass. I’m often drawn to subjects with a dramatic contrast of light and dark. For me, light beyond the darkness symbolizes hope. My oil paintings capture these unique moments of beauty and light to share with others.

“Having grown up in the densely-wooded hills of New York, I am drawn to landscapes, trees and clouds. Often painting from my own photographs, I am also exploring the challenge of painting from direct observation of still lifes, figures, and the outdoors.”

“Jane’s paintings are filled with amazing light and emotion,” says Sharon Weiss of Sharon Weiss Gallery. “Her lovely landscapes take the observer to a mindful and spiritual place.”

 

Biography

 

Jane Flewellen grew up near New York City and its museums exposed her to great art. Her superb, high school art teacher provided challenging, college-level instruction. Jane studied Fine Arts at the University of Michigan, concentrating on drawing, painting, and art history. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University.

Jane’s award-winning paintings have been juried into exhibitions at The Butler Institute of American Art, the Ohio State Fair (professional division), the Zanesville Museum of Art, Bryn du Art, and numerous other exhibitions in Ohio, Indiana and Virginia. Her works have been in solo, two-person, and invitational exhibits, including a solo exhibition at The Ohio State University Faculty Club. Her work was selected by the Ohio Percent for Art Program (which provides funds for the acquisition, commissioning and installation of works of art for new or renovated public buildings). Jane is represented by the Sharon Weiss Gallery in the Short North Arts District of Columbus, Ohio.

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

 

Gallery Representation

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2021

2020

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

 

2021

  • First Place –”WAAL Winter Show” – Worthington Area Art League, Worthington, Ohio

2019

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

2018

2017

2016

2015

 

PERMANENT COLLECTION

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

 

ORGANIZATIONS

  • Ohio Art League
  • National League of American Pen Women – Art, Active Membership
  • Collage of Women Artists
  • Worthington Area Art League
  • Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington