Artists Open Studio Dates:

November 29, 30, December 1 & December 7, 8

Jane Penfield - online tour and sale. Purchases can be made safely through my website at You can opt for safe pickup or have it shipped directly to you.

Award-winning artist Jane Penfield is drawn to nature, as well as to the human influence on it. She is especially attracted to elements that evoke light, drama, and emotion. Her work is an impression of light and life as she has experienced it through walking, travel, and direct observation.

Jane holds a bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College and a masters degree from the Hartt School of the University of Hartford. She currently serves as president of the Connecticut Pastel Society and previously served for four years as president of Arts Center East in Vernon, Connecticut. She teaches a weekly online class in pastel painting as well as demonstrations and workshops for many organizations throughout the state and beyond. 

Her work has been exhibited in many venues, including Lyme Art Association, the Salmagundi Club in New York, the New Haven Paint & Clay Club, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the office of the Secretary of the State, and many juried shows throughout the Northeast. Her commissioned pieces hang in the homes of private collectors, as well as Prudential's Hartford office. 

Artist Statement:
Jane Penfield - Online Tour and Special Fall Sale

Welcome to my virtual tour and website sale!
I have participated in Artists' Open Studios for many years, and this year I will be bringing my studio and my work directly to you, with a video tour and a special online sale! These unframed pieces are offered at an attractive price, ready for you to have framed so that they will be perfect for your home.

All available work may be purchased safely through my website, now or at any time at You can opt for safe outdoor pickup or have it shipped to you directly.

I work both en plein air and in the studio, and love the immediacy, expressiveness, and luminosity of the pastel medium. My process involves layering, sometimes underpainting, or working on different textured surfaces to achieve varied effects. Light and atmosphere are important aspects of my work. I look forward to connecting with you!

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