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Jane Victoria Farley

  • 501 Caledonia Street , Sausalito CA, 94965

About The Artist

Artist Statement

“I love the free and revealing nature of abstract as well as the meditative quality of realism. I work empathetically when I draw or paint  by sensing my way across a form or landscape and express my experience of various levels of emotional intensity though the use of color, texture, light and shadow.”

Biography

As a child, Jane was encouraged to express herself through the language of art. Her father was an architect from Berkeley, her mother an english major and artist and her step father was the Poet Laureate and Painter, Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

Jane studied at the Academy of Art and Art Institute in San Francisco and spent 10 years as a Designer and Multimedia Director before returning to school to become an Art Therapist.

In 2016, Jane made the decision to study art full time with workshops, mentorships and academics at the Florence Academy of Art and the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy.

In 2018, Jane was inspired by a childhood friend to capture the essence of her old neighborhood in San Francisco. Over a six-week period, Jane created over 30 original alla prima style oil paintings for a series called, ‘North Beach in S.F’. The paintings were well received and shown at a local gallery on Grant Street, a few favorite cafes and ended up in a USA Today article and Solo Art Walk video tour.

In 2019, Jane formed the Marin Plein Air: Urban and Landscape Drawing and Painting Meetup group in Marin County as a free collective to encourage local artists to paint.

In March 2020, Jane was selected as one of the participating artists for the 18th Annual Sonoma Plein Air Festival (September  2020-2021). “I am truly grateful for the opportunity to grow and evolve as a landscape artist and to join such an amazing community of dedicated plein air painters. Thank you Sonoma Plein Air!”

And in January of 2021, Jane opened the FARLEY Gallery & Studio in Sausalito as a result of painting so much during the pandemic that her home began overflowing with paintings! For more information about painting commissions or to visit Jane in her studio, please call or email her directly.

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the object it loves.” – Carl G. Jung

Education:

MS Psychology, CSUC (MFT, Art Therapy)

Academy of Art and Art Institute, San Francisco

Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy (Portrait and Figure)

Florence Academy of Art, Florence Italy (Portrait and Figure)

Workshops, Festivals, Conferences and Mentorships:

19th Annual Sonoma Plein Air Festival – Participating artist (2020/2021)

Michelle Dunaway, Alla Prima Portrait and Advanced Portrait (2021)

Timothy Joseph Allen, Painting Drawing Art Studio of Rome, Velazquez (2021)

John Cosby, Landscape Plein Air Mentorship (2020/2021)

John Singer Sargent Portrait Study with Michael John Angel (2021)

Sky, Clouds and Landscape with Adriano Farinella (2021)

Nocturnal Paris’ Plein Air Live with Casey Baugh (2020)

Portrait Painting mentorship with Scott Waddell (2019)

Vermeer Master Painting with Michael John Angel, Yorkshire (2019)

Portrait Painting at Florence Studio with Cesar Santos (2019)

Portrait Painting at BACAA with Kamille Correy (2018)

Portrait and Figure Painting at Florence Academy of Art with Jura Bedic (2017)

PACE – Plein Air Conference in San Francisco (2019) FACE

Figurative Art Conference in Miami (2018)

Art Medium(s)

Oil Paint, Watercolor, Pastel, Drawing

Studio Information

Building Name

FARLEY Gallery & Studio

Special Location Or Visiting Instructions

Please call to schedule an appointment: 310-498-0080. Thank you!

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310-498-0080

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