Jane Lawton Baldridge
Jane’s work is in painting and 3-D mixed media construction. She says, “My practice is my voice. I tell sea stories through my paintings to catalogue the adventures my passions for water and art have taken me on. My Oceana Phenomena mannequins are my sentinels to spread concern for the rising tides. To date I have 890 documented works of art. What started out as a daunting task became a fascinating journey. Recently, after being juried into four gallery and museum shows in south Florida set for March, April, and May 2020, COVID-19 hit. After a week of feeling devastated and lost, I picked up my paints and went back at it with double the determination and created over 40 works in 2020. This year Jane had a solo exhibit at the Elliott Museum. Over the years her art has been exhibited in Times Square, The Musee du Louvre, Lincoln Center, the Museum of Computer Art, Mint Museum, Cameron Museum of Art, Fayetteville Museum of Art, and World Festival of Art on Paper. Her print, a 9/11 Tribute, is in the Library of Congress archives.