Jane Adams


"Throughout my painting life, all of my works, mostly rendered on canvas  and paper are very much representative of my life, the time of year and  most of all the place where I live.  I have always drawn my inspiration  from nature.  The artist's job, I believe is to awaken the viewer's eye  to investigate a visual idea and see something totally new in an  ordinary subject."

The `MY VIEW` series germinated from a move to Kitsilano in 2016. My current work space looks north over a very distinct wood balcony on to a busy neighbourhood full of noise and commotion. In the background loom the north shore mountains. In the foreground, an intense city scape including news helicopters, lines of traffic, seagulls and crows! All this activity inspired me to render several paintings with these images in mind.

Part of this body of work are six travel paintings depicting the crossing of Canada by car from Ontario to British Columbia last summer.

Jane Adams 2018
 
Solo Exhibitions
2009 Profusion, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2009 Floral Cuts, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2007 Images & Icons, Elliott Louis Gallery
2005 Western Journey, Elliott Louis Gallery
2003 Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2002 Hambleton Fine Arts, Vancouver, B.C.
2002 The West Vancouver City Hall
2001 Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2000 In Nature’s Realm, John Ramsay Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2000 Dundarave Print Studio, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C.
1999 Grandiflora, John Ramsay Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1998 Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, B.C.
1997 Dundarave Print Studio, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C.
1995 Elysian Fountains, The Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver, B.C.
1994 Simple Life Forms, John Ramsay Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1992 Jane Adams: Recent Work, John Ramsay Gallery, Vancouver, B.C
1992 The Ferry Building, West Vancouver, B.C.
1988 Don Stewart Gallery, Montreal, Québec
1986 Don Stewart Gallery, Montreal, Québec
1985 Esperanza Gallery, Montreal, Québec
1983 Thomas Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1982 Thomas Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1975 Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1973 Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
Group Exhibitions
2015 The Ferry Building, 25 Years of the Harmony Arts Festival
2013 The Ferry Building, West Vancouver
2012 100 years, Ferry Building West Vancouver
2006 Perspectives, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver. B.C.
2005 Autumnity, Elliott Louis Gallery
2005 Western Reflections, Elliott Louis Gallery
2005 Full Spectrum, Elliott Louis Gallery
2004 Elliot Louis Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2004 Canada House Gallery, Banff, Alberta
2003 Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2002 The Ferry Building, West Vancouver, B.C.
2002 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2002 Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2001 John Ramsay Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1999 Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1999 Dundarave Print Studio, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C.
1999 Helen Pitt Gallery: Thirty Years Later, Vancouver, B.C.
1999 A Tribute to Jack Shadbolt, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1997 Douglas College, New Westminster, B.C.
1996 Dundarave Print Studio, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C.
1991 Galerie Delaney, Montreal, Québec (consecutive from 1989)
1991 Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1991 Keith Alexander Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1990 Arts Westmount, Montreal, Québec (consecutive from 1986)
1986 Galerie Delaney, Montreal, Québec (consecutive from 1985)
1982 Thomas Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Collections
Vancouver, Fairmount Hotel, Vancouver, B.C.
Empress, Hotel, Victoria, B.C.
Hoggan & Associates, Vancouver, B.C.
Alchemy Group, Vancouver. B.C.
Art Bank, Ottawa
BCAA Vancouver, B.C.
Chateau Whistler, Whistler, B.C.
Crofton House School, Vancouver, B.C.
Delta Hotel, Montreal, Québec
Esso, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Georgian Court Hotel, Vancouver
Hotel Manoir, St. Sauveur, Québec
Lawson Lundell, Vnacouver, B.C.
Chateau Stores, Montreal, Québec
McPherson Library, Victoria, B.C.
National One Systems, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Pacific Basin Shipping & Trading, Hong Kong
Price Waterhouse, Montreal, Québec
Royal Trust, Montreal, Québec
Teleglobe Canada, Montreal, Québec
Televator Inc., Montreal, Québec
Uniglobe Travel, Vancouver, B.C.
Union Life, Drummondville, Québec
Vancouver Academy of Music
Vancouver Art Gallery Rentals
Vancouver General Hospital, Laurel Pavilion
Via Rail
Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver, B.C.
Intrawest Hotel, Palm Springs, U.S.A.
Sayward Building, Victoria, B.C.
Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper, Alberta
Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton
St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver
Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver

Bibliography
A Profusion of Colour & Life, Edmonton Journal, April, 2009
“Mentors in our Midst” West Vancouver Community Arts Council, 2004
Bouchard, Gilbert. “Pick of the Gardens” Jane Adams Opulent Spring, Edmonton Journal, May 23, 2003
Kellogg, Alan. “Inspiration from the Garden.” Edmonton Journal, 24 March 2001
“From garden to Table”, Edmonton Journal, “Ten Best Things to do this weekend.” March 23, 2001
Brayshaw, Christopher. Jane Coulthard Adams, Magic Realism. North Shore News, 14 July, 1993,
Brayshaw, Christopher. Seasons in Eden. Artichoke, 1995
Playboard, Vol 28, No. 4, September, 1993 (featuring painting by Jane Adams)
Sabbath, Lawrence. “Review: Jane Adams.” The Montreal Gazette, 23 February, 1985
Capreol, Joan. “Review: Jane Adams.” The Westmount Examiner, 14 February 1985
Anderson, Jeffery. “Review: Jane Adams.” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 November, 1983
Anderson, Jeffery. “Review: Jane Adams.” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 January, 1983
Graham, John. “Review: Jane Adams.” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 December, 1982
Manitoba Visual Art Index, 1983
Canadian Artists in Exhibition, Toronto: The Roundstone Council for the Arts, 1974
Awards
1983 Manitoba Arts Council Grant
1976 1974, 1973, 1972: Canada Council Project Grants
1968 Canada Council Bursary
1968 Leon & Thea Koerner Foundation Grant
1968 University of Victoria Purchase Award (Library)
1965 Vancouver School of Art Staff Scholarship (Emily Carr)