Jane Dell is a native New Yorker, Brooklyn born artist that is currently living and working in Easton, Pennsylvania. Her love of art and painting started in grade school and has been a continuous thread and drive throughout her artistic career. She studied at Parsons School of Design, The School of Visual Arts and received her BFA from Pratt Institute. Her paintings and mixed media art have been in numerous group shows, which include the Lesley Heller Workspace, Central Booking Gallery, Gallery Orchard 33, and the Fountain Art Fair. Her paintings have also been shown in galleries located in Brooklyn, Connecticut, Philadelphia, New Jersey, upstate New York, Los Angeles and at the Expo Arte International, Matera, Italy. Her solo exhibitions include “Metaphorical Expressions” at the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, New Jersey, The Art House and the Drawing Rooms in Jersey City, “Scrambled Realities”, at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, N.Y., and “French Curves” at the Creative Center in Chelsea, NY. She has been interviewed and featured in a number of art publications, newspapers and catalogues. Her work is also included in many private and permanent collections.
Dell’s vivid imagination and an attraction to all types of painting and mixed media mediums have encompassed a number of themes from environmental, animal fantasies, hybrids and the effects of lunar phases on the earth. The love of painting and creating worlds of fantasy are her main focus.
Jane Dell's paintings and mixed media collages on Mylar have shapes, gestures and forms that are inspired from fleeting glimpses of memory, and can be seen to co-exist in a visual narrative. This narrative is complex both in formal terms and in its associations and metaphors. She often equates her abstract forms to parts of the natural world that continuously inspire her. Dell values 'touch' and color as an expressive function of painting as well as a major contribution to non-linguistic, non-linear narrative.
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