Artist Jane Polkowski

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The Artist Says:

Painting is my way of communicating with people what I see and feel.  


Jane’s second career as a professional artist began in 2000 after retiring from a challenging career as a public health physician.  Her goal is to create beautiful artwork that others enjoy, find meaningful and treasure.   Although her special joy is painting portraits and figurative pieces she also paints landscapes and still life.   Human and animal portraits are usually painted from photographs that Jane takes or acceptable photographs a client provides for a commission.   Oil is her preferred medium.  
Some exhibit locations include:  First Thursdays at Orlando Museum of Art, Galleria del Mar in St. Augustine (Oil Painters of America Paint Out), Hippodrome Theater Gallery, Lakes Wales Art Council, Maitland Art Center, Mount Dora Center for the Arts, Polasek Art and Sculpture Museum, Santa Fe College, Steinway Gallery, The Gallery at Oak Hammock at University of Florida, Thomas Center in Gainesville, National Art Exhibition at Punta Gorda Visual Arts Center, Winter Park University Club, and regional outdoor art festivals such as the Downtown Gainesville Art Festival and Tioga Center Winter Art Festival.     
Some of her many awards, include first place at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts juried portrait show; Best of Show and People’s Choice at the Sanford Seminole Art Association annual shows; first place at Creative Spirit Gallery; Best of Show at Gainesville Fine Arts Association; Award of Merit at the Winter Fine Art Fair at Tioga, and many others.   
Several of her pieces have been selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in the BoldBrush Painting competition. "Rosa" was awarded the honor Finalist in the September 2017 BoldBrush Painting competition.Art studies include classes and workshops with Florida as well as nationally known artists including Anthony Ackrill, Carolyn Anderson, Margaret Baumgartner, Clayton Beck, Thomas Buechner, Daniel Greene,  Greg Kreutz, David Leffel, Huihan Liu, [...]

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