|“Keeper of Songs” © Jane Maclean|
Name: Jane Maclean
Bio: The connection of art and history was reinforced for Albuquerque artist Jane Maclean when she became a tour guide for New Mexico’s U.S Senator in the Capitol building in Washington. The art and architecture of the monument furthered her desire to paint authentic items that might otherwise never be seen and appreciated by a wider public.
Jane works according to the traditions of still life painters of the renaissance, who created multiple levels of meaning in a painting. In January 2006 three of her historical still life paintings were unveiled in their permanent home, the rotunda of Sandoval County Judicial Complex, New Mexico.
Her work has enjoyed recognition and awards. In MasterWorks 2007 her Tea with Catherine won Best of Show. In winter 2010, her work was a feature of the National League of American Pen Women magazine. Jane’s work has also served as cover art. Her image A New View of the Moon graces a Chinese translation of the original scientific book, New Views of the Moon.
Jane is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of New Mexico, and the President of the Yucca Branch of the National League of American Pen Women.
Locally her work can be seen in her studio/gallery in Albuquerque, and at Rose’s Pottery House in Bernalillo, New Mexico.
Medium: Pastel; oil.
Subjects: Portraits, Figurative.
Style: Her pastel layering technique resembles an oil painting, but retains a wonderful characteristic of luminosity.
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Gallery: Portraits and commissions; Landscapes; Still Life; Historical Still Life paintings; Vintage Albuquerque
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Demo: Yes, Jane is very descriptive of the process involved in her historical still life paintings.