Born in Canada, in 1959, Jane Waterous grew up in Brantford, Ontario. To pursue her love of the arts, Jane attended Queens University, OCAD University, Sheridan College and New York University where she completed various degrees exploring art and film. Beginning her career as a creative director in a multimedia firm, Jane moved on to direct, produce and edit short films for Channel 4, UK. These short films would debut in multiple international film festivals. In 1998 Jane left Canada behind and moved to the Bahamas. Spending time in the islands with her family fueled her passion and inspired her focus for creating contemporary art with themes of Love, Life, Laughter and Family.
For the next 20 years Jane’s art expanded to include an array of mediums and techniques. Her Morse Series translates excerpts of stirring speeches, songs and poems into 3-D, light, dark and colourful dots and dashes of the universally recognized Morse Code. Her Into the Blue Series uses highly textural strokes of brilliant blues to fill the sky and sea, composing the backdrop for children leaping with unbridled freedom. Jane’s Resination Series involves a unique, highly technical and yet fanciful application of resin, acrylic and marbles with a vibrancy that pushes her love of colour and playfulness. Her Harmony Series is inspired by her travels in Asia. They invite the viewer to pause, reflect and explore an inner peace.
Jane’s most renowned series is The Gatherings Series. A reflection of human connection, The Gatherings paintings represent an embodiment of three decades of work. The sculpture-like, three dimensional figures appear to dance in a synergistic halo of light, depth, colour and action, literally, and figuratively jumping off the canvas. While each work conveys a unique emotional experience, they all share a feeling of joy and wonderment. For Jane, “Everything that matters happens when people come together. Life is a series of Gatherings, that all add up to a life well lived.”
For each series, Jane takes inspiration from the world around her; from the energetic activity of a New York street, to the peaceful, harmonious calm of a Bahamian beach. Jane proclaims, “The work you see today is the product of past and present experiences, a reflection of the courage it takes to Live, Laugh & Love.” A true testament to the themes seen throughout her art.
Jane’s art is internationally renowned and collected. In addition to winning the coveted Art Expo NYC Solo Artist Award, her artwork has shown in numerous international solo art exhibitions and is prominently displayed in luxury hotels around the world. It is also included in the collections of Fortune 500 Corporations, Royal families and celebrities alike. Jane’s capacity to create new and exciting compositions that emotionally and soulfully touch the audience is unmatched. Throughout her 35-year career, she has not forgotten the themes that brought it all together: Love, Life, Laughter and Family.Download the artist biography