Artist Statement:
As a painter, I give existence to the thoughts and feelings I have about life in visual terms. The stimulus for a painting comes most often from direct observation, seeing common, everyday objects transformed by light, revealing visual discoveries never seen before. Beauty and aesthetic value exist in the mundane and ordinary; they are available to each of us if time is taken to see through our eyes, intellect and spirit. Such revelations create the desire to interpret what I see through painting. It is my hope that viewers will look at my paintings and be inspired to seek and find beauty in everyday life.

Hidecote Garden
Still Life With French Easel
Paulina's Glass
Interior #5
Some R & R

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About the Artist:
Jane Iten, an individually recognized watercolor artist and founding member of the exhibiting group The Virginia Eight, has produced and exhibited her work for over 25 years. She is also a dedicated community arts volunteer and a popular painting instructor for children and adults. She holds a BA in Art from Averett University in Danville, VA and an MA with a concentration in studio art from Hollins University in Hollins, VA. She has also taken many workshops with nationally recognized instructors including Judi Betts, Tony Couch, Skip Lawrence, Carrie Brown, Christopher Schinck, Joy Schott, Frank Webb and Pat Deadman, as well as Sondra Freckelton and Jack Beal in Italy and England.

Her work has been juried into national, regional and local exhibitions, including (selected): National Watercolor Society; Watercolor West; Virginia Watercolor Society; Danville Art League, Danville, VA; and Piedmont Arts Association, Martinsville, VA. Her solo exhibitions include Piedmont Arts Association, Martinsville, VA (2000) and Eden City Hall, Eden, NC (2001). Her group exhibitions include (selected): Piedmont Arts Association, Martinsville, VA; Mustoe House Gallery, Hot Springs, VA; Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, WV; The Arts Depot, Abingdon, VA; Allegheny Highlands Arts & Crafts Center, Clifton Forge, VA; Lynchburg Fine Arts Association, Lynchburg, VA; and White House Gallery, Roanoke, VA.

Ms. Iten has received several honors for her work, including: Piedmont Arts Association Expressions Regional Exhibition, Watercolor Award (2001, 2000); Virginia Watercolor Society Shenandoah Watercolor Award, (2000); Piedmont Arts Association Lynwood Artist Exhibition Best In Show, (1995); Second Place and President's Award (1993); Merit Award, (1996).. Her work is included in the collections of BB&T Bank; Piedmont Trust Bank; Ford, Dickerson and Cobbe, CPAs; Danville Orthopedic Clinic; and numerous private collections in several states.

She is an associate member of the National Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, Lynwood Artist member, (President 1996), and Associated Artists of Winston-Salem. In addition to being a signature member of the Virginia Watercolor Society since 1998, she serves as Foundation Board Member.

Contact Information:

     Jane Iten, Artist
     Ridgeway, VA

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