Jane S. Barton

Oil Pastel Watercolor

After twenty five years as a nationally recognized graphic designer, illustrator and portrait artist, Jane Barton’s paintings pay tribute to the best designer of them all, Nature, with images of vast landscapes, colorful figures and intimate still lifes. Originally from Chicago, where she studied at the American Academy of Art, Jane holds a B.A. from Boston University and an M.A. from Syracuse University. Jane is the recipient of many national design awards and her work can be found in corporate and private collections. She has enjoyed living in Arizona for 38 years.
Artist Statement: "For me, art and travel have a lot in common. Both offer opportunities to experience the excitement of the mysterious as well as the comfort to be found in collecting the familiar. Lately I see each new scene as a still life: a moment in time, in my life, that I want to 'freeze' so that I can continue to enjoy it long after the sun has set, the boat has drifted by, the blooms have faded. And, of course, I want to share these moments of life--in whatever part of the world I happen to be--with others. I hope you enjoy my “still moments” of life."
Professional Associations: Salmagundi Club, New York; American Women Arttists (AWA), Signature Member; Oil Painters of America, Associate Member (OPA); American Impressionist Society (AIS); Tucson Plein Air Painters Society (TPAPS), Signature Member
Recent Publications: “Following Big Footsteps in Italy,” Plein Air Magazine, March 2012 and “Illustrating and Painting the West,” Fine Art Connoiseur, June 2012
Public Collections: University Of Arizona Medical School and Ventana Roche Medical Systems