Jane Waterous ~ Painter
Born in Canada in 1959, Jane Waterous grew up in Brantford, Ontario. To pursue her love of the arts, Jane attended Queens University, OCAD University, Sheridan College and New York University where she completed various degrees exploring art and film. Beginning her career as a creative director in a multimedia firm, Jane moved on to direct, produce and edit short films for Channel 4, UK.
These short films would debut in multiple international film festivals. In 1998 Jane left Canada behind and moved to the Bahamas. Spending time in the islands with her family fueled her passion and inspired her focus for creating contemporary art with themes of Love, Life, Laughter and Family.
For the next 20 years Jane’s art expanded to include an array of mediums and techniques. Her Morse Series translates excerpts of stirring speeches, songs and poems into 3-D, light, dark and colourful dots and dashes of the universally recognized Morse Code. Her Into the Blue Series uses highly textural strokes of brilliant blues to fill the sky and sea, composing the backdrop for children leaping with unbridled freedom.
Jane’s Resination Series involves a unique, highly technical and yet fanciful application of resin, acrylic and marbles with a vibrancy that pushes her love of colour and playfulness. Her Harmony Series is inspired by her travels in Asia. They invite the viewer to pause, reflect and explore an inner peace.
Jane Waterous, Amor 2019
Jane’s most renown series is The Gatherings Series. A reflection of human connection, The Gatherings paintings represent an embodiment of three decades of work. The sculpture-like, three dimensional figures appear to dance in a synergistic halo of light, depth, colour and action, literally, and figuratively jumping off the canvas. While each work conveys a unique emotional experience, they all share a feeling of joy and wonderment. For Jane, “Everything that matters happens when people come together. Life is a series of Gatherings, that all add up to a life well lived.”