Jane Crosby - Artist

In September, the husband and I spent 3 weeks in amazing Spain. We enjoyed two fine art galleries there - the Prado Museum of Art in Madrid, and the Picasso museum in Barcelona. The gardens at Savilla's Alcazar and Granada'a Alhambra were welcome sanctuaries with all their cool foliage. We were captivated by the whimsical, truly amazing architecture of Anton Gaudi in Barcelona - the Sagrada Familia, Casa Battlo, and La Pedrera.

 

At home in Vancouver, my "Old Gas Pumps"  painting was in a show at the Federation of Canadian Artists and sold to Rick (thank you!).




 

 


In August, 2015, I was happily surprised to sell 3 of my paintings at our summer barbeque. My thanks to Sarah and Jim, who took Beach Rocks, Checkered Lilies, and Satsuma Bamboo Teacup to live in their gorgeous home in America.


Participating in Artists In Our Midst (AIOM) consumed my life for about 6 weeks, and it was a good experience. 

 

The 1-day exhibition of about 40 artists' work at Yaletown's Roundhouse was exciting! The paintings were hung and labelled professionally. The spacing and lighting were excellent, and the art itself, simply amazing. I felt proud to be part of it, and grateful to have most of my family there with me.

 

My 'open studio' was at Tapestry At Arbutus Walk, along with 3 other artists. There was a steady stream of visitors over the two days, and our group did quite well with sales. I was very happy to sell my 'Pansy' painting to a nice lady, obviously of discerning taste!

 

My mini exhibit at FreshPrep looked good and had lots of interest. I have since replaced the art with different paintings, and appreciate Becky and Husein's continued support.

 

It was a pleasure to get to know so many of our fine local artists, and we worked hard, together and independently, to make AIOM 2015 a big success.

 

 


I'm happy to be participating in this event next month, as I have so admired the artists and their studios in past years. I will be exhibiting with some colleagues at 'Tapestry Senior Living' at 2799 Yew St (at 12th Ave), on May 23 and 24, and will also participate in the grand one-day exhibit at Yaletown's Roundhouse on May 20th.

 

To promote these events, we are showing our art in numerous businesses on the West Side for the next month. I'm grateful to Becky and Husein at "Fresh Prep" for sponsoring my mini-exhibit, posted below. 

 

For more information about Artists in Our midst, see the poster below, or visit the website at http://www.artistsinourmidst.com

 

in Fresh Prep





The Flowers and Foliage exhibit has just wrapped up. I was pleased that my Lady's Slipper painting was accepted, delighted that it was awarded an 'honourable mention' (my first almost prize), and over the moon that it sold! My heartfelt thanks to the judges and the kind friend who gave my painting a home.





The "Artists' Choice" exhibit ran at the Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery on Granville Island January 7-18. The quality of the artwork was high and the styles and subjects wide-ranging. My "Black Eyed Susan" painting was entered and I'm very happy that it sold  - my thanks to the buyer!

 

My dear ever-supportive friends pose with the famous painting:





I was very happy to sell another painting recently, thanks to the support of Homa Eftekhar. It was a watercolour on gesso painting of the Oregon Coast. The gesso cracked nicely, giving the work a quaint effect that enhanced the primitive style.





I recently applied for, and was awarded "Active" membership with the Federation of Canadian Artists. I'm grateful to be accepted and look forward with excitement to meeting other artists, learning from them, and hopefully participating in upcoming exhibitions and other events.


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