Hello and welcome to my page, I am a Visual Artist
Nature has always been a place of inspiration and exploration and sketching and painting outdoors has been a large part of my painting practice. Whether In the mountains, forests, by rivers, waterfalls or the ocean, I appreciate the movements of colour that play out, the way it makes me feel and the challenge to grasp the essence of the strength and beauty presented in the landscape. Every colour in nature inspires me, from subdued to vibrant, and so these I incorporate into my work in varying degrees as I feel suits the mood of my experience which may include sketches, pen drawings, and photos of the places I visit. I enjoy working in watercolour, acrylic and oils as they offer various ways to manipulate the paint, with water, media or tools. My larger paintings are reflections on the times spent outdoors, the music that I feel plays out through the landscape and the emotional connection I have with it. The joy-filled gestures, colour and textures within my paintings bring to the viewer a new landscape to explore and enjoy.
Samples of my work
Jane Appleby is an expressive painter, inspired by the Canadian Landscape, often painting outdoors “En Plein Air” into abstraction.
She has exhibited in many shows over the 25 years she has been painting and is represented by four galleries including Mountain Galleries in Whistler, Jasper and Banff.
Her latest oil canvases called “Lyrical Expressions” are showing in galleries in British Columbia and Alberta, and have traveled overseas to a gallery in Spain as well as Art Fairs in Monaco and Italy.
Jane continues to instruct workshops, and has taught at Port Moody Arts Centre, Place Des Arts, Okanagan School of Arts, and the Whyte Museum in Banff. She as a YouTube Channel where she shares her process and inspirations: Jane _Appleby_Art.
Jane has authored and published two inspirational books: “Between Cottage” and “The Purposeful Brush” – Her words and art hope to inspire the “artist” in all of us.
Her work is collected internationally and has won several awards, including award of excellence from the Federation of Canadian Artists.