Portraits of Colourful Characters
Artist, Jane Atkinson-White, invites you to her art show at the Port Stanley Library
throughout the month of June. This is the first time that she has shown her work
in Port Stanley and if you are looking for something different in a portrait you
are in for a real treat. Jane’s portraits are high impact and painted in her own
unique style. Each painting is a celebration of lush colour, abstract backgrounds,
and faces that reveal the character of the person. This work grabs your attention
and it is easy to see that each one becomes the focal point in any room.
Jane Atkinson-White graduated from the University Of Western Ontario with her Bachelor
Of Fine Arts degree in 1983. Later, in 1986, she attended George Brown College studying
Commercial Art and established her career as a graphic designer. After working at
firms in Toronto and at Fanshawe College in London, she opened her own business,
Atkinson Graphics. She retired from the design industry in 2017.
Recently, Jane has returned to her artwork full time. She is experimenting with
collage, stencils, layering techniques, and various texture mediums. Rich colours
and carefully rendered faces combined with abstract areas are characteristic of
her latest work. She has joined the Port Stanley Artist’s Guild as well as the St.
Thomas Art Guild, is a member of several artist’s organizations including the Federation
Of Canadian Artists and the Colour And Form Society, and is showing her work in
galleries across Canada.
Jane lives in Belmont, Ontario with her husband and daughter. Her work is in private
art collections throughout Ontario and the United States.
To view samples of her art work and for more information, visit her website at www.janeatkinson.ca