Jane Dell is a native New Yorker that presently resides in Easton, Pa. She received her BFA from Pratt Institute and also studied at Parsons School of Design and The School of Visual Arts. Her paintings and collages have been in numerous groups and solo shows located in the tri-state area. Some of her solo exhibitions were at the ChaShaMa Art Space in Brooklyn, New York, the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, New Jersey, the Art House, and the Drawing Rooms in Jersey City, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, N.Y., and the Creative Center in Chelsea, NY. She has been interviewed and featured in numerous art publications, newspapers, and catalogues. Her work is in private and permanent collections in the United States and Internationally.
Dell’s painting and mixed media works are inspired by environmental challenges, plants and animal fantasies, hybrids, and the effects of lunar phases on the earth.
My current paintings and mixed media collages incorporate layered shapes, gestures, and forms that are inspired from many different sources, and express a visual narrative. This narrative can reflect associations and surreal metaphors from nature.
Ideas further develop within the process, and I often use recognizable imagery with invented abstract forms to enhance and create a visual tension to the work. Color is used as an expressive element that contributes further to the paintings. Throughout the process, as each piece gathers complexity, I strive for the work to become a complete world unto itself.