JANE KENYON – June 16 – July 15
Jane Kenyon will show a selection of her machine embroidered work and her paintings in Urbanity from June 16 – July 15th
Jane will discuss her work in Urbanity (date and time to be announced).
I was born in Canada in 1953 and currently work in my home studio in West Vancouver BC. I began my working life as a medical doctor but had always been drawn to a career in visual art. In 1993, I began to study and work as an artist full-time.
My early artistic life was as a fibre artist and a landscape painter, with the majority of my art career spent working in contemporary embroidery, by hand and machine. After a large fibre exhibition several years ago, followed by a long period of burn-out, I returned to painting in a search for a more direct and immediate form of artistic self-expression. I have been painting full-time for the past 4-5 years and am now working non-objectively, a fierce emotional journey of self-discovery.
My fibre art has been widely exhibited and collected in the past, and I have won awards in Canada, USA, Europe and South Korea. As a painter, I still feel as if I’m starting over, re-inventing my art and myself with all the freedoms and limitations of an emerging artist – thrilling and terrifying at the same time!
Jane will talk about her work in Urbanity on June 22nd at 10am. You are welcome.