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Jane Carlson


Works in the Gallery Jane Carlson hails from a long line of artists, hearkening back to David Claypool Johnston, a political satirist of the Civil War period, who also painted President Lincolnís portrait. Johnston wrote home to his family, in Boston: "I find President Lincoln to have a most beautiful face."

Jane's early years were spent playing on and around the shore of Cape Cod. She feels especially drawn to the subjects of sand, sky and marshes. She believes, "What we experience as children seems so full of wonder that it is completely absorbed, and becomes a part of our beings, forever."

She enjoys painting the European countryside, with its architecture and vast array of textures. The first time she saw France, she was hooked.

Jane's formal training was at the Massachusetts College of Art, in Boston, and the Art Studentís League, in New York. She says, "They taught me how to use a brush and certain rules of composition, but after that, I became an Impressionist. I paint from the heart. I must feel it, smell it and taste it. Only then, am I able to express it, on canvas. And, for me, expression is true art."

Jane is a hard-working artist, however, she says, "Painting is not work, for me. It is my magnificent obsession, and I feel so blessed."

Awards and Memberships

Signature Memberships:
  • American Artistís Professional League
  • American Watercolor Society
  • Allied Artistís of America
  • Hudson Valley Art Association
  • Whoís Who in American Art
  • Whoís Who American Women

    Exhibition Credits:
  • National Academy of Design, NYC
  • National Arts Club, NYC
  • Salmagundi Club, NYC
  • Capitol Building, Washington, DC
  • World Trade Center, NYC
  • Knickerbocker Artistís National Exhibition, NYC
  • Frye Museum, Seattle, WA
  • Muckenthaler Cultural Center, CA
  • Central Wyoming Museum of Fine Arts

    Major art awards include:
  • Gold Medal, American Artistís Professional League. 1977 and 1979-80
  • Gold Medals in the years: 1982, 1985, 1987, 1993 & 1997 - Kent Art Association
  • Guilia Palermo Award for Nature
  • James Holton Memorial Award
  • Highwinds Award, the top award given by the American Watercolor Society, 1985-87

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