I grew up in the suburb of Toronto, Canada, and picked wildflowers while exploring old abandoned farmhouses near Pioneer Village. It was a time when all the children were encouraged to play outdoors in the fresh air and we would let the sun beat down on our faces without care. One summer morning while exploring the ravine I met an artist in the middle of an unmanicured field of wildflowers. He was painting the flowery landscape, and it was wonderful. I was awe-struck with inspiration. It was then that I realized what I wanted to be. This formative, magical experience has become a part of myself and led to my becoming a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design. This journey helped instill in me an appreciation for color and beauty everywhere.
My art process begins with a series of sketches using photos and inspired memories of a place that I connected with. Cold wax and molding paste are often used to create a subtle texture which I feel creates depth and interest. Layering and building with paint using the principles of design and color are what I need to create a painting that works visually, and is soul-satisfying.
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Paintings on canvas and wood panel using oil or acrylic. Painted from 2004 - present available. Please click on the image for an expanded image and details. If you are interested in purchasing please contact me for more information. All images are by Jane Mikas Arts©
Pen & Ink
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Art For Cancer/ Princess Margaret-May2015-2019
Milton Centre For The Arts Group Show 2014
"Process" Artworks Artschool Sept. 2013
Bloor West Art Tour June 2013
Bloor West Art Tour June 2012
Bloor West Art Tour June 2011
Bloor West Art Tour June 2010
Gallery Art In The Village 2008-9
Lello Art Gallery "Inception" 2009
Lello Art Gallery "Pathways" 2008
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