Next Artists' Open Studio:

Next tour starts 11/30/2019

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November 30, December 1-2 & December 8, 9 - 10:00am - 5pm
Be sure to check artists’ open dates before planning your visit!

Artist Statement

In my rustic studio in rural Northeastern Connecticut, I paint in oil and watercolor. I like to work in oil on canvas for my landscapes, which may be executed on site or in the studio from photographic reference materials.

Photography has been a lifelong passion of mine and I have built a copious collection of landscape reference photos from travels cross country and to Europe.

An invitation to do a show to benefit the Connecticut Audubon Society was the inspiration for my many oil paintings of waterfowl. These were shown in a two person show at the Pomfret Audubon Sanctuary, along with my fellow artist, Karen DePersia.

Flowers from my own gardens are another source of inspiration, and for these I mainly work in watercolor and ink. I have many of these available at my studio, some framed and some matted and ready for framing. Also available are framed or matted prints of some of my paintings.

When visiting my studio you will have a first hand look at my painting process.

Artists Open Studio Dates

November 23, 24, 25 & December 1 & 2

Connecticut artist Jane Collins paints in a fluid, painterly style.  Collins’ bright paintings in oil and watercolor reflect her love of all things rural: woodlands, gardens, farms, flowers and birds. 

A recent solo show at the Vanilla Bean Cafe in Pomfret, CT featured her series “The American Barn, A Vanishing Icon,” inspired by two cross country trips in an RV with her husband.

Another series, “Shorebirds of Southern Connecticut,” was shown at the Connecticut Audubon Center in Pomfret.

At the UCONN School of Fine Arts Collins studied photography, drawing, design, watercolor, and oil painting.  Subsequent oil painting workshops with working artists Sonja Weber, Shauna Shane, David Lussier and Foster Caddell have further refined her skills and influenced her style.

Collins’ work can be found in numerous private and corporate collections.  Ten of her barn paintings are in the permanent collection of Eastern Connecticut State University, in Willimantic, Connecticut.

Collins’ work is frequently available at the Lyme Art Association Gallery in Old Lyme, Connecticut. 

Her studio is open by appointment:


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