Jane Theodore lives and paints in Toronto, Canada. Her fine arts background includes exhibited work in galleries, representation by international art distributor Progressive Fine Art and publication by fine art publishers Verkerke Reprodukties N. V., of Holland.
Theodore’s paintings are spontaneous explorations of gesture, form and colour. Compositions are revealed as paint is added and subtracted, scratched and scraped, revealing what lies beneath. The paintings’ foundation is high-intensity colour, and invites an intuitive and visceral reaction.
Theodore’s work is included in the Collections Canada website, Women Artists in Canada, and in numerous collections throughout North America. She recently showed at Colorida Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal.
Theodore is represented by Muse Gallery in Toronto, Ontario.
I paint without preconception. For me, creating is an exercise in no mind;
I respond spontaneously to what is happening in the work. The physical act
of creating is an integral part of my process – the gestures, the addition/ subtraction of colour, form and line. I rotate the canvas repeatedly, looking for the painting to reveal itself. Shapes appear and recede as I apply and remove layers. And while I am influenced by my environment – cloud formations, the shifting palette of an evening sky, unexpected combinations of colour and light, texture and patterns – my greatest effort is to get out of the painting’s way, and allow it into being.