Jane Ford received her art education from UC Santa Barbara and Colorado State University.  She has regularly participated in artist workshops since 1999 and received the Oil Painters of America Shirl Smithson Memorial Scholarship in 2006.  Her talent has been recognized in numerous exhibitions in Colorado and New Mexico.  Her work is found in private collections in Colorado as well as the Children’s Hospital and Guaranty Bank in Denver. Her work was featured in Southwest Art Magazine, November 2007 in an article entitled “Art Values, Start Your Collection”.


The creation of art engages and challenges my spirit. Painting is my way to seek the essentials and express gratitude for the abundance surrounding me. Painting is an opportunity to speak without words.
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JANE FORD
Email:  sjford333@gmail.com
Web:  www.janeford.net

Education
2015 – Michelle Dunaway – Figure Painting
2014 – Life Drawing – Mitch Caster
2012-to Present -  Andrea Kemp Classes
2000- to Present – Tim Deibler Workshops
Fall 2012 – Daniel  Sprick  Workshop
Sept 08 & Fall 09 -Carolyn Anderson, Cottonwood Art School & Fechin Art Workshops
June 06 – Huihan Liu Fredricksburg Artist’s School
October 04 - Oct 05– Kevin Wechback Professional Studies Class
January 02 to 2012 - Mark Daily, Advanced Figure Painting
January 04 & Summer 02– Quang Ho, Advanced Artist Seminar & Paint Along  Art, Student’s League of Denver
Spring 03 – Zhiwei Tu, OPA Workshop May 5-7 2003, Taos NM.
Winter 02 – Ron Hicks Art Students League
Fall 02 – Kevin Weckbach Visual Approaches to Painting
Summer 02- Fechin Art Workshops – Greg Kreutz
Winter 02 - Sahli Still Life Workshop
Winter 01 - Sahli Pecos Monastery Plein Air Workshop
Spring, Summer & Fall 01 & Winter 02 – Don Sahli Workshops
Spring 01 – Kim English Arts Students League
August 99 – Doug Dawson Painting with Oils & Pastels
UC Santa Barbara, CA & CSU, Co, BA Art Ed. Painting & Printmaking

Associations 
Oil Painters of America, Associate
Art Students League of Denver

Awards
Plein Air ”Paint Off”, Angel Fire NM, 5/17/03,  4th Place, Juror Don Ward
Oil Painters of America Shirl Smithson Memorial Scholarship, recipient 2006
First Runner UP 2015 Summer Art Mart

Exhibitions Highlights
Hamilton Gallery – Children’s Hospital – Humankind – March 2016
Niza Knoll Gallery – Best of the Summer Art Mart – January 2016
Contemporizing the Figure – Abend Gallery – June 2015
DU Women’s College, Culture at a Crossroads, One Woman Show, August – September 2013
Windows on the Divine, Fra Angelico Celebration, 2005 to Present
Sangre De Cristo Arts Center, Representing the West, 07 -12
Evergreen Center for the Art, Western Art Show , June 09
Light Exhibit, Lakewood Cultural Center, January 09
Tarahumara, Framed Image, September 2008
Salon International 2008, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio Texas,  April 2008
Snapshots, Fountainside Gallery of Fine Art Invitational, Wilmington, NC, May 23
Oil Painters of America Central Regional Juried Exhibition, September 2007
Oil Painters of America, Central Regional Juried Exhibition, October 2005
The Art of Living, Rich Designs, 2005-2007
Passages, KD Moore Gallery, September 2005
Oil Painters of America 13th Annual National Juried Exhibition, May 2004
Wildlands Painted! Harwood Art Center Albuquerque, NM October 2003
Wildlands Painted ! Brody & White Fine Art, Taos, NM, October 2003
Wildlands Painted! Abend Gallery, Denver, CO, March 2004
Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos Society of Portrait Artists, May 2003, Juror Teresa Vito
Museum of Outdoor Arts, Englewood Arts National Juried Art Show 2003
Jurors Quang Ho & Cynthia Madden Leitner
Denver Center for the Performing Arts, “Saturday Night Alive”, March 2003
“Winter Fantasy”, Colorado Symphony Guild, February 2003
Abend Gallery Fine Art, Annual Miniatures Shows 1999 – 2013

Galleries
Abend Fine Art, Denver, Colorado
Art at the Loft, Denver, Colorado
Framed Image, Denver, Colorado

Collections
Children’s Hospital, Denver, Colorado
Guaranty Bank, Denver, Colorado
Michael Saracusa Colorado Calling A Denver Collector, Southwest Art, December 2003
Dottie Lamm
Trigg Family

Publications
Southwest Art November 2007,  Art Values, Start Your Collection, Page 34