Artist Jane Farley

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I love the free and revealing nature of abstract as well as the  meditative quality of realism. I work empathetically with oils and consider myself to be a portrait and landscape painter.
As a child, I was encouraged to experience  and express myself through the use of art. I was raised by artists and poets and the primary language at home was art. By the age of 20, I became  a Graphic Designer and an interactive Multimedia Director before returning to school to become an Art Therapist. I spent the next several years supporting and encouraging children and families to heal  through the use of art.  Art in therapy is a sacred, safe and healing language that can increase one's  sense of 'permission and right'  instead of art as  being just a form of good or bad material production. And in 2016, I decided it was time for my own art. I started studying and haven't stopped.

In 2018, I was inspired to capture the essence of my old neighborhood in honor of the place where I grew up. Over a six-week period, I created over 30 original alla prima style oil paintings for a series called, 'North Beach in S.F.' The paintings were well received and shown at a local gallery, favorite cafes and ended up in a USA Today article and solo art walk and video tour with Jefferson Graham. A very wonderful guy and a cool experience.

In 2019, I founded Marin Plein Air: Urban and Landscape Drawing and Painting Meetup in Marin which now includes over 170 members as a free collective to encourage local artists to get outside, make some new friends and paint together.

In March 2020, I was selected as one of the participating artists for the 18th Annual Sonoma Plein Air Festival (September 7-12, 2021). I [...]

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