The landscape places I study have a familiar but refreshing way as light changes form -- often highlighting subtleties of contour. Ever changing, atmospheric and dream-like, the land reflects a deep presence that is the subject in my paintings. 


I often use colored pencils or watercolor as a way of remembering ideas and this leads to  the ritual of setting up palette, brushes, and painting surface to begin work.  Flat shapes and color contrasts suggest landscape depth and I allow the fluidity of the painting medium to influence direction while working.  This lends experimenting and revising until I believe the work has a harmony of color and if working on detail, I rework it multiple times to simplify it, communicate it.



Jane Forth lives in rural Virginia and paints the natural environment surrounding her home. She brings an imaginative force to her paintings in communicating the dreaminess and tranquility of the capacious vista of this rugged mountain landscape.Forth exhibits in the greater Washington DC area and at the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Her work has been juried in national shows in New York, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Provincetown, Massachusetts.  She exhibits in Charlottesville, Virginia, with the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild.  As a member of National Women’s Caucus for Art, she is a past officer of the Washington DC Chapter.


Selected Recent Exhibits:


Two Person

2019: Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA            

2017: Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA               

          Middle Street Gallery, Washington, VA

2016: Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA



2019:  National Association of Women Artists, NYC, Printmaking & Encaustic Art

          Capital One/ Walton Gallery: Richmond, VA, Regional Exhibit

          Museum of the Shenandoah, Winchester, VA -Shenarts Regional Exhibit

          Chaffey Community Museum of Art, Ontario, California, International Encaustic Artists

2018:  Museum of the Shenandoah, Winchester, VA; Shenarts Juried Exhibit

2018: Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, National Exhibit, Passages,

           Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, The Power of Red, First Place

2017: Atlantic Gallery, NYC, International Encaustic Artists

           Phoenix Gallery, NYC, Women’s Caucus for Art

           Museum of Encaustic Art, Santa Fe, NM, National 

           Central Virginia Watercolor Guild, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

2016:International Encaustic Conference, Truro, MA

          Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, National  Exhibit

          Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts; Regional Exhibit

 2015: Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, National Exhibit, Fredericksburg, VA, 

           Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Regional Exhibit, Fredericksburg VA, 

           Fresh AIR Gallery, Culpepper, VA; Best of the Piedmont

           Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Waynesboro, VA, New Watercolor

2014:  River District Arts, Sperryville, VA, Piedmont Artist Showcase



2019: Wohlfarth Gallery, Washington DC

2018: Cooley Gallery, Leesburg, VA 

2016:Wohlfarth Gallery, Washington DC 

          Burrison Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, 

          City Center, Charlottesville, VA;

          Shenandoah National Park Trust, Shenandoah National Park

          Fresh AIR  Gallery, Culpepper, VA

2015-2019:Middle Street Gallery, Washington, VA

2013-2015: River District Art, Sperryville, VA 

2010 - 2015: Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring MD, Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville, MD; Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD, Frostburg State University, Frostburg MD 

Delaplaine Art Center, Frederick MD


Professional Organizations:Women’s Caucus for Art, Washington Project for the Arts; Central Virginia Watercolor Guild


Collections:Work in private collections in US and Canada



BFA University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 


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