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Jane McGraw-Teubner East Northport, NY
Jane is a Signature Member/Master Pastelist, Pastel Society of America and a Master Circle Recipient, International Association of Pastel Societies. She was on the cover, Plein Air Magazine, with 5 page article, Oct/Nov, 2017. She is included in “Pure Pastel” a nationally published book about pastels released in 2019. In 2014 and 2015, she was invited to be a demonstrator and a field artist at the Plein Air Convention held in Monterey, CA, hosted by Plein Air Magazine. Jane’s artwork has been featured on the cover of the 2013 December issue of The Pastel Journal along with an 8 page article.
She was featured Artist December 2017: Huntington Times News, NY.
Workshops with pastel artists Jeff Webb, Richard McKinley, Albert Handell and Frank Federico.
Started painting in pastels after an oil painting class I was planning to attend got canceled and I fell in love with pastels.
Worked in the graphic arts field for over 25 years. Decided to get serious about painting after getting laid off when the company I worked for closed.
Gold Medal Award, Master Circle IAPS Show, 2019
“Pastel painting is a gift that I have re-embraced at mid-life. When I am working in front of my easel, I am living in the present, appreciating the moment, not wanting to be anywhere else or doing anything else. I consider that to be one of the secrets to a good life, being truly mindful of what you are doing. That is why I paint, and why I use pastels. They are immediate, right at my fingertips. I can look over all the colors laid out before me and the possibilities are endless. Pastels capture light in nature with brilliance and mystery. They take me on the journey of the creation process. This process is almost always a struggle, solving problems and discovering solutions. After a painting is complete, I consider it a success when I can look at it and it looks fresh and spontaneous, and none of the agony I invariably went through shows. I get a true sense of accomplishment for the finished product and even more from the journey that took me there.”