Jane Shoenfeld has engaged in careful and loving observation of nature all her life. She states “I paint to reveal the power of the landscape beneath the surface. Whether I am painting outdoors or in my studio, I follow the energy of the unconscious. I create subtle transitions and shifting figure ground relationships to engage the imagination. I want the viewer to linger, to wonder, to allow themselves to be immersed and merge with the image.”
I grew in Maryland and DC. We were a low income-high creativity family. My mother was a successful short fiction writer, at a time when women were encouraged to be housewives. My father was a journalist. I received a scholarship to Pratt Institute and moved to Brooklyn. In 1987, I made the journey west to New Mexico because of the natural beauty and open spaces. I've lived longer in New Mexico than anywhere else. I have a beautiful studio in Santa Fe where I earn my living by painting, teaching art, and helping people through art therapy.
We are located in Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico showcasing a variety of traditional and contemporary artists in paintings, sculpture, pottery, mixed media and jewelry. We feature primarily local New Mexico artists and a few National guest artists.