Jane Armstrong is an established B.C. Artist and resides in West Vancouver where she has her studio.
Jane started her career in 1992 and as of 2003 she started painting full time. She is an active member the Federation of Canadian Artists and North Shore Artists Guild. Jane originally worked in watercolour then transitioned into oil and now primarily works in acrylic, her work would be described as Contemporary Expressionism. She has also received numerous awards over the years.
Jane has traveled extensively in Europe and has been inspired by the warm earthy tones of France and Italy, very different from the refreshing cool and subtle colours of B.C. Her work is big, bold, colourful and textured, her painterly brushstrokes come through in a free and unencumbered way expressing the artist's emotions.
“I am the happiest in my studio, listening to music and creating a piece of artwork, with the dogs lying around passing judgment. I find that art comes from the soul; I am passionate about colour, shape, texture and form and incorporate that into my paintings. I love the simplicity of shapes. I am not afraid to experiment with different techniques and because of this my work is constantly evolving. When I paint I get lost in my artwork, it can take on a life of its own and time passes unnoticed. It’s very meditative; I am at peace in my studio. I paint in acrylic for its versatility and quickness of drying.”