Jane W. Ferguson Artist's Statement
I love using color and line work in my art and you will see these dominant elements of design in most of my pieces.I hope to capture the energy and joy of a subject and not just the photo representation.I love experimenting with new colors and textures and breaking away from the norm.In my abstract pieces I encourage viewers to find their own imagery and interpretation within the piece.
Jane was born and educated in England where she qualified as both nurse and midwife. She moved to California in 1994 with her husband and two sons. In 2000 Jane signed up to take an art class at the local community center and has continued with her art career ever since. Jane became involved in the local art community in Cupertino. She served as a board member on the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society and volunteered in her sons’ schools on various art projects.To further her art education Jane attended workshops and classes taught by well-known artists Don Andrews, Mike Bailey, Carla O’Connor, Donna Zagotta, Mel Stabin, Jim Smyth, among others.
Jane exhibits her work at many local venues and juried shows and has won awards for her art.Her art is owned by private and corporate collectors both in the U.S. and Europe.
Since 2005 Jane has participated in Silicon Valley Open Studios.
Jane is an active co-op member of Viewpoints Gallery in Los Altos and has had her recent encaustic work exhibited at the Studio Gallery in San Francisco.
Jane is a member of the Santa Cruz Art League and frequently exhibits her work there.
Jane has also had her work published in the Strokes Of Genius books volumes one and four.
Jane moved with her husband to Santa Cruz in 2012 and continues to enjoy a busy art career.
Santa Cruz Art LeagueThe Santa Cruz Art Council Open Studios CommitteeSanta Clara Valley Watercolor SocietyUrban Sketchers of Santa CruzBeyond The Obvious Group, founding MemberCalifornia Watercolor Society