Size: 24" x 20", on Gallery Board
Size: 29" x 29", Framed
A part time Psychiatrist practicing in the Ottawa region, Jane Barlow has been painting in watercolour for the past 26 years. Finding this media a stimulating challenge with a broad enough potential to keep her limited time fully occupied, she has chosen to confine herself to watercolour. Its transparency and relatively uncontrollable nature, as well as its immediacy of response and need for definitive decision making, are what draws her to its challenges.
More recently her focus has been figurative art with an emphasis on emotional expressionism and exploration of psychological themes. She believes that art is an important mechanism by which we can transcribe archetypal themes into form, which can in turn allow us to transform ourselves. By paying close attention to our own reactions, emotional, physical, and imaginative, as we interact with art, we will learn more about ourselves, our own patterns, and thus have an opportunity to shift our way of being in the world.
Jane is a Fellow of the Ottawa Watercolour Society, and has had numerous paintings accepted into Juried exhibitions (2004-2020). She has won many jurors awards with the OWS(2005-2020), and has received several awards for watercolour painting from the Ottawa Art Association and Nepean Fine Arts League. She is currently the Programs Coordinator for the OWS.