Barbara Jane ( MacLeod) Dow is a fifth generation British Columbian. Jane’s ancestors sailed on the historic Mayflower and migrated to Canada settling in British Columbia long before it was established. Her family lived in West Vancouver and she has a deep love for her province and country painting primarily in Whistler the coast of British Columbia.

She was fortunate to be exposed to constant creativity and ingenuity from her mother and is inspired by her west coast surroundings. Jane’s artistic Mother included her when she painted with oils and Jane created paintings from a very early age.

Jane and her husband lived in Whistler, BC for 20+ years where she became fully immersed in the painting scene. Her new studio and provides learning opportunities for other artists. As a self taught artist she has continued to evolve her layering technique, typically with a palette knife and has created vibrant impasto pieces of personal work. Including her latest endeavour in organic ceramics all created in her new art/pottery studio.

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Jane Dow works in her large private painting and ceramic studio. West Coast Vancouver, Lund, Vancouver Island, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.