Jane Shepherd Braley

Art balanced and counter balanced, figures alone or within the confines of complex collages, a minimalist line contrasted with our perceptions and emotions, is it Art? It is a look inside the nature of our perceptions and our culture. Our perceptions and emotions are a look inside the nature of culture as Art.

Painting: Watercolor
Fine Art Printmaking: Polymer Etchings with Chine Colle’

Recent exhibitions and influences of current work are with Mark Lunning of Open Press Ltd, Quang Ho, and Dennis Pendelton in Denver, Colorado. National, regional awards and scholarships include exhibitions at the Art Students League of Denver, Open Press, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMOCA), Open Studios and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Rock Gallery December 2008, in Boulder, Colorado.

Well schooled in Art and Traditionalism, I have currently pushed the boundaries with watercolor painting and taken a turn to etching in the fine art printmaking process. With the allure of historical Chinese prints and combining influences of fine American prints, I try to master figures with minimal line and contrast figures to unusual or complex background collages. I exhibit a minimal line, yet, painterly approach to the figure in print. What is the result? I communicate a challenge to our awareness of the aesthetics of art our culture and our emotional perspective.

Jane teaches locally at Open Studios School of Art and has been affiliated with creative figure workshops and demonstrations on the Art Train and Cherry Creek Art Festival.

The basic medium of my work exhibited is watercolor. Watercolors transformed through the use of fine art hand-pulled prints. The etchings are created through a solar multi-plate process with at time a collage added during the print process called chine colle’. An observer may see watercolor painting, and fine etchings with a painterly approach in a multi-plate etching process. The body and content is a contemporary expressionism and minimalism. Landscape and figure work with emotion, energy, sometimes with complex backgrounds in collage.

National Gold Key Scholastic Art Award

University of Colorado School of Fine Art
Colorado State University Fine Arts

Currently Jury exhibitions as in Art Students League of Denver, Open Studios and NCAR in Boulder.
Photo credit to Chris Brown Photographer Boulder, Colorado

Type: Painting, Printmaking
Style: Abstract

Jane Shepherd Braley

Boulder, CO 80304
Website: http://JaneBraley.com