Media: Painting, Oil
MFA/Painting, cum laude, State University of New York, New Paltz, 1988
BSA, cum laude, College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY, 1985
Jane Bloodgood Abrams received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 1987 and a Bachelor of Studio Arts degree from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY in 1985. She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and an elected member of the National Association of Women Artists.
Her work has been chosen for numerous regional, national and international exhibitions, including the New York State Biennial at the NY State Museum in Albany, The Florence Biennial in Florence, Italy, the Austelling in Payerbach, Austria, and several exhibits at the National Arts Club in New York City. Jane's paintings have won several awards including "Best of Show" in the Young Artists of the Hudson Valley exhibition. She has been Artist in Residence through the Catskill Center and received a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She was selected as "Member of the Year" by the Ulster County Arts Council and was recently awarded a grant by the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation.
I am constantly inspired by the landscape as well as the heritage of American Landscape painting. My work represents my spiritual experience of the landscape where painting is an act of rejuvenation, and I am touched with the beauty and energy of nature. These works are my response to those particular moments of atmospheric light and are created through my quest for a more intimate union with the land. Through painting, I seek to connect with something beyond everyday life as well as visually express my personal spirituality. In this way, landscape painting becomes my tool for conveying the essence and mystery of nature, much in the same way it has for the long line of landscape painters that have come before me, to whom I am indebted.