At the Port Stanley Library portrait artist, Jane Atkinson-White, shows her recent
portrait series throughout July 2019. You will see people from close to home as
well as from Holland, Scotland, India, and Africa. Brilliant colour, abstract backgrounds,
and expressive faces are characteristic of Jane's unique style.
Jane Atkinson-White is inspired by people and the endless variety of subject matter
that they provide. Always curious about different personalities, she strives to
portray emotion and reveal both the inner and outer beauty of the person. She describes
her work as expressionistic rather than realistic avoiding a photographic quality.
Mixed media continues to be Jane's choice in how she creates art. She finds that
combining collage with acrylic paint is exciting. For her collage work she paints
tissue paper and smaller paintings on paper that she tears or cuts into pieces for
her collage work. Stencils, layering techniques, and the use of non-traditional
mark-making objects (combs, Lego, fork, etc.) are important to her creative process.
Jane graduated from the University Of Western Ontario with her Bachelor Of Fine
Arts degree and later attended George Brown College studying Commercial Art. She
established a 30 year career as a graphic designer and her portraiture became part-time.
Jane retired from the design industry in 2017.
Currently, Jane is a full-time artist living in Belmont, Ontario with her husband
and daughter. She is a member of the Port Stanley Artist's Guild, the St. Thomas
Art Guild, the Federation Of Canadian Artists, and the Colour And Form Society.
Jane shows her work in galleries across Canada and has work in private art collections
throughout Ontario and the United States. To view samples of her art work and for
more information, you can find her on FaceBook and Instagram or visit her website
Port Stanley Library Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu 10am-8:30pm, Fri 1pm-5pm and Sat 9am-1pm