Jane grace Taylor earned her MFA from Syracuse University. She been involved in the arts for many years In every form, as a teacher in public schools and artist. Jane most recently has been teaching adults Asian style Sumi’e watercolors – at the Kirkland Art center in Clinton, NY. She also ran the adult figure drawing class at the Rome Art and Community center for many years. She is an active award-winning member of the national “Sumi’e Society of America” and won the 2011 Scotty Thornton Award and the Best in Show Award in 2012. Jane was named Best in Show (professional division) at the 2013 NY State Fair.
She continues to take watercolor seminars with well known artists such as Tom Lynch (PBS) of Chicago, Janet Rogers – Florida, Don Andrews, Henry Wo Kee Chee – Washington, D.C. and Cheng Kee Chee – Wisconsin.
Proficient in digital photography and Photoshop CS, Jane trains every year via Skillpath seminars. She has completed large murals (the largest is 60 feet high) in Rome, NY (citizenship award) and Utica, NY.
Mural-Rome Sports Hall of Fame, Police-Fireman Memorial Park – Rome, NY / Dr. King Memorial Park – Utica, NY / Experimental work in sculpture, printmaking / Mura l – Erie Canal Scenes in Verona, NY 2014 Traveling Show – Scenes of Erie Canal, 2014-2015
Jane teaches Life Drawing at The Art Stop, as well as a monthly Sumi’e workshop on Sunday’s from 2:00-5:00