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 a little about me...

Artist Statement

 “My goal is to use color, texture, history, world issues, heart, soul, and spirit to lift up the others. My art is a reflection of the joys and pains of life.  It is that ability to navigate peace, joy, hope, and tragedy of life conveyed in art. I am on a journey to paint the voice of the world from the past to the present. And along the way make the world a little brighter with art :)”  Janie McGee

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 Email me for gallery shows, consignments, book stores church events, commission art, paint party, live painting, and purchasing any art you see open my site! I look forward to hearing from you!

 a little about me...

See Jane Dream Studio, is located in the Greater Washington D.C. metropolitan. I am an artist, illustrator, and author. For 45 years, I have created volumes of high-quality fine art, paintings, illustrations, whimsical art, home decor, and greeting cards that document the human spirit and the Black experience.

 

I am a mixed-media artist that enjoys using a wide range of mediums to create compelling imagery, textures, and emotions.  I graduated from Ohio Dominican College with a BFA in 1986. Since then, I have has created volumes of inspirational, spirited, and provoking artwork.

 

                                My love for creating art derived from history began one                                summer on a project at the University of Cincinnati. I                                        worked 10 weeks in the Harriet Beecher Stowe House                                   creating mosaics depicting the Underground Railroad.                                   That life-changing experience set a flame in my spirit to                                     create images that tell the story of Blacks’ struggles and                                      triumphs in America. In addition, I have committed to                                  producing artwork reflecting my faith in God and my                                   desire to help with world causes. In the past, my art has been used for Breast Cancer Awareness for African-American women, orphans and feeding programs in Tanzania, and to create awareness for ongoing slavery throughout the world.

 

As a native of Columbus Ohio, I was blessed to work with many great Black artists as a child and young adult. My brother, Charles Dillard, trained me. Later as an artist, I have had opportunities to exhibit at ACE art gallery and work with an outstanding group of artists: Aminah Robinson, Larry Collins, Kojo, and Smokey to name a few.

 

                                           I have also exhibited and worked with Thomas                                                      Blackshear, as my mentor, Clarence Shivers,                                                          Wallace Conway, Chester Commodore, and                                                         Michael Singletary. The use of impressionism                                                          techniques conveys purity in voice and color.

 

 

 

My art is both whimsical and expressive in texture and form. I have created lines of products that translate into Spoke Art for everyday home décor. Storytelling through the expression! Enjoy my site of 45 professional years as an artist. I hope my art inspires you in your faith, life, and hope!

Mosaic Harriet Beecher Stower Museum

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 a little about me...

Gallery Shows

Featured Blues Magazine 2018

Harvey B Gantt Center 2018

North Carolina Black Theater

Art Rave 2018

Chesapeake Art Center 2017

North Carolina Black Theater

Chesapeake Art Center 2016                          Funk Parade Art Impact Gallery DC 2015       

National Black Women Congress 2014              Terri Clause Gallery                                          Full Circle Health Auction Suite Estate            Chesapeake Art Center 2011

Gilmore Art Center                                        Tania Gallery (Alabama)                                      The Adrian Helen Art Salon                          Gallery 409New England Art Show               Christian Auction for Foster Kids                            Ft Carson Colorado Army

DC Auction for Feed Tanzania                      Eclipse Gallery Group Show  

Lee Art Center                                       

National Black Women Congress 2005

Kenyon College Mixed Media Gallery             National Diversity /Air Force Academy 

Bridge Gallery Colorado                                 Fine Arts Museum of Colorado Springs         

Pikes Peak Community College                        New Court House Kiowa

 

Bridge Gallery Colorado                                 Fine Arts Museum of Colorado Springs         

Pikes Peak Community College                        New Court House Kiowa

Urban League of Pikes Peak Region                Cultural Arts Center

Ace Art Gallery                                        International Show Exhibition - Marseille, France

Ohio State University Student Center                 Frank Hale Center

Harriet Beecher Stowe Museum                   Bellisimio Gallery

Ohio Dominican College                            University of Southern Colorado

University of Cincinnati                                    Long Street Revalidations Project

Art Impact School of the Arts   

Urban League of Pikes Peak Region                Cultural Arts Center

Ace Art Gallery                                        International Show Exhibition - Marseille, France

Ohio State University Student Center                 Frank Hale Center

Harriet Beecher Stowe Museum                   Bellisimio Gallery

Ohio Dominican College                            University of Southern Colorado

University of Cincinnati                                    Long Street Revalidations Project

Art Impact School of the Arts                     

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