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 paints from the natural environment surrounding her home in rural Virginia. 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, regional art centers and museums as well as natrionally juried shows. She is a member of National Association of Women Artists; Women’s Caucus for Art, International Encaustic Artists and Central Virginia Watercolor Guild. She has a BFA from the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

 

Selected  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

 

Juried

2021: National Association of Women Artists, NY, New Members Show

          National Association of Women Artists, NY, Small Works Show

           Museum of the Shenandoah, Winchester VA, Shenarts, Abide.

           Art at the Mill, Millwood, Virginia -Frederick County Virginia Historical Society

2020: International Encaustic Artists, International juried digital exhibit

           Women’s Caucus for Art, Washington DC; juried digital exhibit Alone Together

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

           

 

 

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

 

Education:

BFA University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 

 

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