Jane Crosby - Artist

The 'Growing In Sight' botanical illustration exhibition was a wonderful experience. Elizabeth Mancini, Botanical Illustration instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Vancouver) curated the exhibition of her students' works. There were about 110 paintings, drawings, prints, and etchings, all in simple white frames. They looked ethereal and elegant in the North Building's enormous gallery. It was a pleasure and an honour to exbihit with such talented artists. My sincere thanks to Elizabeth for this gift; thanks also to my husband Jory for all his help and support, and to my dear friends for coming to see the exhibit.


Here are my paintings and drawings:











The "Growing In Sight" botanical illustration exhibition at Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Vancouver, BC) is a must-see. There are about 110 exquisite drawings and watercolours, beautifully shown in the airy concourse of ECUAD's north building. NOTE: the last day is tomorrow, Saturday July 12th (one day earlier than expected).





















PLEASE NOTE - REVISED DATE FOR SKETCHBOOK PROJECT AT EMILY CARR: SUNDAY JUNE 13TH, 1 TO 5 PM

 

Here is a interesting event! I'm planning to go, and I'm signed up for this year's sketchbook. Jane

 

The Sketchbook Project is a crowd-sourced library of over 30,000 sketchbooks submitted by people of all ages and backgrounds from more than 135 countries. Anyone can add their voice to the collection by signing up to fill a Sketchbook Project book of their own to submit. The entire project is on view to the public as a permanent collection at Brooklyn Art Library, our storefront exhibition space in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. In addition, there is a North American tour of the newest books every year.

Join. Creat. Share.


THE MOBILE LIBRARY IS HEADING TO VANCOUVER!


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The Sketchbook Project Mobile Library is stopping at Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver, BC on Monday, July 7th from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. We'd love to see you out! 

 

Thousands of sketchbooks have been sent in from across the globe to make their rounds across North America on the 2014 tour. We are only in town for one day before moving along our route, so you won't want to miss it!

 

The event is totally free to attend. You'll be able to browse sketchbooks cataloged by theme, materials, tags, location, and much more. You can even pick up a blank book for creating your own submission to next year's project.

Please join us:

 

July 7th | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Emily Carr University of Art & Design

1399 Johnston Street

Vancouver, BC

RSVP AND GET EVENT DETAILS HERE


My wonderful botanical illustration teacher, Elizabeth Mancini, is curating a show at Emily Carr for her students' works. I amd delighted she accepted 3 of my drawings and 3 of my paintings for the show, and there will be many beautiful works by artists more experienced than I. Here is the invitation:

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My first consignment! My friend Heather asked me to paint the the provincial flowers for a book she is writing about the pitfalls of English grammar for ESL students, interwoven with an introduction to Canada. We started at Canada's east coast, and so far I have finished watercolours of Newfoundland's Pitcher Plant, Nova Scotia's Mayflower, and Prince Edward Island's Lady's Slipper. It's a pleasure to support my talented and enthusiastic friend, and an honour to represent Canada's special flowers. Next will be New Brunswick's purple violet.

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On March 8th, my watercolour instructor Homa Eftekhar (Ghafarzadeh)(http://homaeftekhar.com) organized an exhibition of her many students' works. It was set in Vancouver's Coal Harbour Community Centre, with inspiring views of the marina, the harbour, and the North Shore mountains.

 

It was exhilarationg to participate in my first show, and with such talented colleagues. That would have been enough, but there was more - I sold 4 watercolour paintings. My first sales! My deepest thanks to Erika (who bought Snow on Holly and Nasturtium) and Connie (who bought Tulips and Fuschia with Snow). Also much gratitude to Homa for her generosity, patience, and most of all, her exceptional teaching ability.

 

It was a milestone day I will never forget. 


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the artist with husband Jory



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