Jane Wells Harrison was born in Kinston, North Carolina and received a B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She received her MFA in painting and drawing from East Carolina University, conducting her thesis research using the medium of encaustic. She had additional study at the Vermont Studio Center and Penland School of Crafts. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally. Jane also works with old tin, making small pieces using cold connections. Her work reveals a delight in surprise juxtapositions, strong design, and emphasis on color use.
Jane is the Director of the Visual Arts Program for Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. She lives in Happy Valley, near Lenoir North Carolina.
My work takes me to the easel, the workbench, the heated palette, and the enameling kiln. Materials that invite me include paper ephemera, paint, vintage tin, liquid enamels, wax, and encaustic. I am attracted to the small format and the meditative process of making. A disregard for meaning allows my mind and hands to wander among the everyday, the past, and those I love. I organize color, line, and shape while striving for harmony and craft. I thrive on a teeter-totter balanced between work and play.
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