Jane Foley Ferraro
Jane believes that art making is risk taking. She risks leaping into the unknown each time she creates something that has not existed before. There is joy and struggle in the dualistic nature of creative risk: the push and pull of it; the poetry and prose of it; the then and now of it.
”During my years as a practicing psychotherapist I encouraged my clients to consider expression through art as a therapeutic tool and for life enhancement. The following quote by Seth Godin echoes my own hopes and desires around my need to create art: "Art is a personal gift that changes the recipient. The medium does not matter. The intent does. Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another."
“My painting practice is primarily focused on landscape and conveying the emotion and mood inherent in that magical place where earth meets sky-the horizon. This theme has become an intuitive departure point in my work which lies between realism and abstraction. Coupling memories with imagination, I strive to create images open to interpretation. My influences include Monet, O'Keeffe, Turner, Inness, Rothko, Helen Frankenthaler and Jane Wilson.”