Jane Wilcoxson is a visual storyteller who works with oil pastels or acrylics, to create richly colored and textured paintings. Her stories flow through a series of work, and explore themes such as, finding ones place, adjusting to change, and living as a part of the earth’s huge ecosystem. Her works are full of abundant vegetation, quirky animals, fantastical people and improbable buildings.
Techniques Jane developed when working with oil pastels she now also uses in her acrylic works. These includes building up layers of paint and pastel to create visually beautiful works that sparkle with color and scratching through layers with old dental tools and razor blades to uncover previous layers creating explosions of textural interest.
Born and educated in the U.K. she became a child artist attending Leek College of Art and Designs’ talented youth program at the age of 10. By the age of 16 Jane had transitioned to a full time student and then went on to complete her BA in Fine Art Painting at Loughborough College of Art and Design and her Post Graduate in Art Education at Birmingham Polytechnic.
She has exhibited her work extensively in Europe and the USA winning many awards. In 2015, Jane’s artwork was published in an art book - Paint Lab for Kids by Stephanie Corfee. She will be the featured artist in the Spring 2017 Mosaic Magazine, which is published by the Art Educators of Illinois. Jane works from either her studio/gallery located in Mineral Point, Wisconsin or her Oswego, Illinois home studio. She is represented by Edgewood Orchard Galleries in Door County WI.