My work is non-objective but deeply meaningful to me. Recently I’ve had the opportunity to explore illness and recovery, economic deprivation, family strength and unlimited joy. These experiences have informed my painting as the images become expressions of states of existence.
Printmaking techniques have given me a way of inserting surprise into the process of making art. I use plastic sheeting as a “plate” to create elements for my paintings by slathering acrylic paint in shapes, marking the shapes with various tools and then printing onto the canvas.
Pigment can then be smoothed, scraped, scratched and washed away to create the effects I need to express my ideas. Sometimes collage materials are called for, especially artist-created materials, drawings, or acrylic film constructions. The size of my studio limits me to work on 2 or 3 paintings at a time as the work gets larger and larger.
Daily I am refreshed by the never-ending challenges of creating expressive Art.
Born in Port Arthur, Texas, Jane Peterman attended local schools before moving to Dallas for graduate studies. While raising her young children Jane discovered the nurturing quality of art-making and began her daily practice. Eventually moving from her dining room to her own artist studio, her work has grown both in complexity and size. Jane has won many prizes during her art journey, but the most important thing to her is making the work.
This award-winning San Francisco Bay Area artist holds a master’s degree in business administration and, after a successful career as a CPA and entrepreneur, she began making art, focusing all her energy on learning about and making art which has sustained her for over 15 years. Not considered either academic nor outsider, this self-teaching artist attempts to make her art entirely personal, thoughtful and professional.
Peterman has exhibited in California, New York and Texas and has collectors in the United States and Europe.