Eye on Artists
Editor’s Note: Artist Jane Seglem’s work can be seen at Salon Sublime with the members of Salon d’Artes and Dr. Covello’s office in Carbondale; The Art Guild Show at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts in May; and the Fall Art Festival in September in Glenwood Springs.
City/town: New CastleArtist statement: To experience the collective energy when painting and drawing the figure with other artists is my idea of sublime.Artist background: I grew up in western Pennsylvania and moved to Carbondale in 1992.Artist education: I graduated from Ohio Wesley University with a major in art. Marriage and four children were the focus of many years, as well as living in Germany and Australia. After the children were in college, I returned to school and graduated from Halnemann University in Philadelphia with a master’s in creative art in therapy. I worked as an art therapist with mental health patients until moving to Carbondale.
Shows and gallery exhibition: I was a member of the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts and was Artist of the Month at the Main Street Gallery in September of 2005. My work can be seen at Salon Sublime with the members of Salon d’Artes and Dr. Covello’s office in Carbondale; The Art Guild Show at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts in May; and the Fall Art Festival in September in Glenwood Springs.How did you get started as an artist? My career in art began at a young age when my family thankfully, and with relief, let me take drawing lessons instead of piano lessons. As an adult, I participated in juried art shows in Bucks County, Pa., where I also taught adult classes in painting. Since moving to Colorado, I have taught watercolor classes at Colorado Mountain College, and drawing workshops for Artist’s Mercantile and the Glenwood Springs Art Guild and the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts.What do you do in your free time? Drawing and painting fill up any and all spare time. The Glenwood Springs Art Guild is a wonderful support group and the Fall Art Festival is a great venue for displaying artwork, meeting fellow artists and enjoying the community that supports art in Glenwood.What’s your favorite medium? Although I enjoy pen and ink and pencil drawings, my favorite medium is watercolor. I have taken watercolor workshops with Don Andrews and John Salimen, and I am looking forward to an upcoming workshop with George James.
Who’s your favorite artist? There are many favorite artists whose work I study and learn from, including Paul Klee, Dean Mitchell and Ogden Pleissner. What or who is your biggest influence? The most influential artist for me was Jacques Fabert, with whom I studied the figure for three years. The Post Independent is asking accomplished artists to participate in “Eye on the Artists” by providing clear, descriptive, and fun explanations about what makes them tick as artists, including experiences in their field, hobbies and inspirations. Return completed forms to April Clark, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 945-4487 (fax), or 2014 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.
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