Jane Flanders is an oil painter and ceramicist. She enjoys “plein air” painting (painting on site to capture the scene). Jane paints the Urban Landscape; architecture provides an interesting challenge. Topeka has been Jane’s muse for the past few years as it is just the right size city for plein air painting.
Jane grew up in Topeka and received a B.F.A. from the University of Kansas. She has been a fulltime artist since 2004, working in oils, pastels, and ceramics. In 2010, she had the distinction of having her work chosen for exhibit in the American Royal Juried Show. Jane created a pastel series of artworks depicting antique tractors, one of which was selected for the Kansas-150 art exhibit at SouthWind Gallery. The other works in the series are displayed in the Smoky Hill Museum and the Yesteryear Museum in Salina, Kansas. Jane says she chose the subject matter for her entry because “Antique tractors are an icon of a bygone era of agriculture.” She added that her tractor series “records a disappearing part of our Kansas landscape.