Jane A. Evans
Jane A. Evans is a landscape artist living among acres of trees and meadows near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Her intimate landscapes are distinctive whether in threads or paints, the serenity of each site evocative and inviting.
About 1971 Jane Evans began making fiber art, including a 20-year series of over 100 landscapes called “Places of Peace.”
In 2012 she transitioned from fiber art (which incorporated paints) to painting with acrylic paints. Recent paintings are often multi-media with perceptible surfaces and textures, incorporating acrylic gels, pastes, and/or oriental papers collaged under the acrylic paints.
Jane Evans has training in fine arts from the University of Saskatchewan, holds degrees in literature and education, and is a Master Weaver. She has been nominated for Canada’s two most prestigious awards in craft, the Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence and the Jean A. Chalmers National Crafts Award. Her woven and painted artworks are in magazines, books, and collections around the world and have won many awards in exhibitions in the United States and Canada. She has taught weaving throughout North America, written a well-received book and numerous articles, and developed unique image-making techniques in fibers and paints.