Born and raised in Dunnville, Ontario, Jane Dickson is a self-taught, mixed media artist who discovered her passion for intuitive painting while living in beautiful British Columbia. Blending her lifelong interest in the healing arts with a more
recent love of the visual arts, she paints with an intention to mend the spirit and capture the imagination.
In addition to her studio work, she participates in live painting events and is the creator and facilitator of "Art From Your Heart" intuitive painting playshops.
Jane’s work is available in local galleries and enjoyed in private collections in Canada and Mexico. Her surreal style of art has received awards through Haldimand Art Works and has appeared in ArtAscent Art and Literature Journal.
She currently lives with her sweetheart in the bustling wine region of the Niagara Peninsula.
"Intuitive painting is pure magic to me. I have been fascinated with this practice since the first time I spread colour on canvas and watched as images began to appear in the paint. Intuitively developing these images is an alchemical process
that turns a blank surface into a painted story.
For the last year or so I have been working with acrylic ink on watercolour artboard. As the ink flows across the board, and faces and forms emerge, I use pen and ink to bring these playful narratives to life. By giving my pen free rein these magical scenes unfold, revealing wild and whimsical characters. Sometimes, a few words of wisdom or an inspiring poem will come through to accompany these pieces.
The whole process feels like a collaboration with the creative spirit, and I delight in bringing forth these offerings. It is my deepest desire that my art will uplift, provide insight, and evoke a sense of wonder in the viewer".