Jane Burton, a San Francisco Bay Area painter and sculptor, comes from a family that encouraged creativity. Her father worked in wood carving and jewelry; her mother is a poet. Jane's three sisters are painters, sculptors, and designers. Jane studied under master painters Wayne Thiebaud and Roy DeForest at UC Davis where she received her Fine Art degree. She later continued her education and a career in Graphic Design. In 2006, Jane left the corporate world and went back to her fine art roots.
Burton works in a gestural but highly disciplined style, layering color and finishes, inspired by both mystical and natural environments. She is intent on pushing the boundaries of the medium and through constant experimentation, herself as the artist. Her passion lies in large-scale abstract expressionism with an emphasis on the language and physicality of the paint, the line, the brushstroke, the movement, light and color.
Burton's paintings pull one in from afar, and will inform, change, and challenge in the detail up close. Burton’s work can be found both nationally and internationally in galleries, and corporate and private collections.
My visual language allows me to go where words cannot in expressing who I am at my core. My daily commitment with the canvas before me is to get out of my head, to set thoughts and words aside and stream feelings directly. The process is like a piece of music, a walk in the woods; it's a feeling of excitement, empowerment, and a deep connection all mashed together. Nature, spirituality and science inspire my work. There is a vibration, a communication and energy that connects everything in this universe.
When I paint, I feel alive and connected to that energy.