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Jane Richardson


Jane Richardson was born in Victoria, British Columbia. During her formal education Jane completed a B.Sc. (University of Victoria, 1976), a Teaching Certification (Simon Fraser University 1980), and an M.Sc. degree (University of British Columbia 1988). Jane’s teaching career has spanned twenty-two years, working as both a high school teacher and as a college laboratory instructor.

Jane’s art career started with fibre arts in the 1970’s. She worked with spinning wool, natural dyes, and weaving both off and on loom. Jane has also lived in Guatemala and studied back-strap weaving and design.

In 1987 Jane started painting in acrylics and has since taken art courses at Sheridan College, Capilano College, and the Vancouver Academy of Art. She has exhibited in 5 solo and 9 group shows, the most recent being in New York in 2008. One of Jane’s most memorable solo shows was at the Maple Ridge Art Gallery in 2003. In this show she exhibited a series of landscapes from the 14 different Biogeoclimatic Zones found throughout British Columbia; each painting being accompanied by live native plants indicative of that zone.

Artist’s Statement:

“I love to paint on large canvases – often experimenting with texture and metallic finishes. I enjoy a freedom with my abstract works that balances the discipline I feel in painting landscapes. I am constantly drawn to nature for my inspiration. Every day to me is another day to create.”