JANE HENRY PARSONS

Education

Danforth Museum School

Medicine Wheel Studios

Danforth Museum School

Artists Retreat

DeCordova Museum School

UMass Dartmouth, BFA

Japanese Woodblock Printing, Lisa Houck

Advanced Studio Painting, study with Michael Dowling

Advanced Studio Painting, study with Michael Dowling, Robert Collins

SanGimignano, Italy, Intensive weeklong study, Medicine Wheel Studios

Encaustic Painting, Figure Drawing

Degree in Visual Design/Illustration

2011

1998-present

1998-2008

2007/2008

2000/2006

1979

Design Experience

Principal, JP Design Associates  Graphic Design Studio

Owned design studio specializing in the publishing Industry. Creative director responsible for the design of children's books, product packaging, marketing materials and trade show displays.

Partial list of clients include: Silver Burdett Ginn, Houghton Mifflin, Simon & Schuster, Pearson Education and Paramount

 

 

Associate Art Director, Silver Burdett Ginn  Publishers

Responsible for Art & Design services within the company. Includes creative direction, managing staff of designers, product develpoment, managing of budgets and print production quality.

 

 

Designer, Venture development Corporation  Market Research-Technology

Responsible for all Art & Design services within the company

 

 

Designer, Ocean Technology Corporation  Naval Contract

Responsible for preparation of reports, displays and technical illustration for the Navy.

1994-2001

 

 

 

 

1978-1993

 

 

 

 

 

1982-1986

 

 

 

1979-1980

Artist Statement

Oil painting has always been a desire of mine. While working full time in the design field, I joined an advanced studio painting class and had the fortunate opportunity to study with Michael Dowling. His focus was helping facilitate artists in finding their own vision, to be true to oneself. Using my background as a designer for twenty years, learning to understand and listen to my vision, working in my favored medium, oils, I was able to transition into painting.

 

Color plays a large role in my work. Before beginning each new painting, I mix color combinations as a meditation and reflect on what I want to convey. I don't want you to simply SEE something as much as FEEL something. The beauty of an object or place, shape and color relationships, composition, stretching the boundaries of perspective within a painting are all important to me, but what is FELT when viewing a painting is what drives my vision.

2010 - present

2010 - present

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