Encaustic Artist – Jane Cousens

Artist Statement

SOLD Moving Forward II, Encaustic Mixed Media Painting by Jane Cousens, 12x12

Jane Cousens is a Toronto based artist who is passionate about encaustic painting.

She studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design after completing a graduate degree at Queen’s University in Kingston. Following a decades-long career in the public service, she is now dedicated to encaustic painting and teaching yoga.

She takes full advantage of the ethereal qualities of a century-old encaustic painting technique that fuses layers of translucent beeswax, oil paint and resin with embedded ephemera. She begins each work with an intention, a question or a deep feeling and through the colour palette, texture, symbol or subject matter infuses that intent into the artwork. Her exploration of sensory and spiritual experience evokes a sense of vulnerability that is uniquely meditative and engaging.


Curriculum Vitae

Jane Cousens | Encaustic Mixed Media | Toronto
jane48@rogers.com

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2020

  • PAG25 Online Exhibition | Propeller Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • Drawing Unlimited, Juried Show | Propeller Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 25th Anniversary SALON 14 Exhibition | Propeller Art Gallery, Toronto, ON

2019

  • Drawing Unlimited, Juried Show | Propeller Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • CRE8TIVE – An Exploration in Mixed Media | Propeller Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • Blue | Bleu Impulse Juried Show | Propeller Art Gallery, Toronto, ON

2018

  • Northern Tendencies Juried Show | Propeller Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • SUMMERTIME Exhibition | Propeller Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 2nd Annual Summer Group Show | Blue Crow Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • Waxing Poetic Invitational Group Show | The Hive, Alton Mill Arts Centre, Alton, ON

EDUCATION

2011 – 2019

I’ve had the great fortune of working with the following encaustic artists who generously shared their techniques, philosophies, and love for this medium:

  • Andrea Bird, at the Hive Gallery, Alton Mill, Alton, ON
  • Joya Paul, at the Second Door Studio, Distillery District, Toronto, ON
  • Christina Lovisa, at the HELLO gallery, Ottawa, ON
  • Paula Roland, at Bridgeport Art Studio, Chicago, IL
  • Jeffrey Hirst, at Hirst Painting and Printmaking Studio, Chicago, IL

1990’s

  • attended the Ontario College of Art and Design

1979-1985

  • BA Carleton University,
  • MA Queen’s University

1974-1979

  • Alternative school for the Arts in Ottawa, Canterbury High School, with department head John Topelko

GALLERIES

Current Memberships

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