The featured artist for the month of August at the Art On The Divide cooperative gallery is Jane Stipovich. A reception for the artist will take place on Sunday, August 14th, at the gallery from 2pm to 5pm. The gallery will have Jane Stipovich’s paintings featured on display all month. The public is invited to meet the featured artist personally, enjoy some refreshments, and browse the wide selection of work by other artists as well.
Jane grew up in Humboldt county in Northern California and moved to the Georgetown Divide in 1990. She recalls her love of drawing horses as early as age three and continued to learn her art on her own, taking only a couple of drawing classes at U.C. Berkeley in the 1960’s. Over the years, she has focused on the use of watercolor and acrylic for her painting and charcoal for portrait work. She prefers to work directly from the images she pictures in her mind instead of first sketching the works.
Jane’s strongest inspiration comes from the natural environment all around her. She uses acrylic as her primary media for much of her work and has a style that breaks down and simplifies what she sees. She takes the complex world of natural scenes, reduces and removes much of the details, and finishes with what she feels is the essence of the image. Her watercolors tend to contain more detail and she tries to capture something unique and special about the subject in her charcoal portraits. She will always consider commissioned portrait work.
The gallery features the work of eighteen member artists and is located at 6295 Main Street in historic Georgetown. The phone number is 530-333-2787. Hours at the gallery are 10am to 6pm Friday through Sunday. Click here to visit the website for additional information.