About the Artist

Jane Matwijecky is a contemporary watermedia artist and teacher who is originally from British Columbia Canada. She has been a resident of Dallas Texas since the 1980’s but returns to British Columbia every year for three months to enjoy the beauty of the west coast and attend to her organic garden. Following a fifteen-year career in repertory costume design, contemporary fashion design, and curator of Inuit art, she put her career on hold to raise three children. Once they were “out of the house,” she resumed her passion to fulfill her need to create. She then found a second career as a visual artist and has had the privilege to study with some extraordinary artists over a twenty-two-year painting career.

Jane knew from a very early age that God had given her the gift of creativity and that she must use this gifting to honor the Lord and bring glory to His Kingdom. Her early primary focus was fashion design. As a child, she taught herself to sew, draft patterns and drape fabrics.

She received her BA in Art History from University of Victoria, Victoria British Columbia; her MA in Costume Design from the University of Washington in Seattle Washington; her MSC in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas in Dallas Texas. (Unfortunately, this degree is incomplete by 12 hours).

Jane is very aware that the artistic process has a dual purpose and positive consequences not only for the artist but also for the viewer. The act of creating a painting can heal those who have suffered from psychological trauma and the final product can give great pleasure to the viewer and create a stimulating and healing atmosphere. There is power in color and design if used with introspection and sensitivity.

Jane loves strong, bright color and bold shapes. Often her process involves layers of paint and collage material. Her images are often whimsical, child-like and diverse which belies her very serious nature. Her favorite art teacher complimented her by saying that “Jane always paints the child within”!! Tongue in cheek, Jane will admit that if she is not creating, she would become a menace to family and friends!!!

So —-back to the studio!

Affiliations and Memberships:

Southwestwatercolorsociety.org | SWS (signature member)

WesternFederationsociety.org | WFS (associate)

Americanwatercolorsociety.org | AWS (associate member)

Nationalwatercolorsociety.org | NWS (associate member)

CIVA.org (Christians in the Visual Arts) | member

Art Show Participation:

2004 SWS

2005 SWS

2005 WFS Merchandise Award

2006 SWS

2007 SWS

2007 Park City Pres Church Art Festival The Best of Theme Award

2008 Park City Pres Church Art Festival Second Place

2010 Out Reach Gallery Show

2014 Park City Pres Church Art Festival

2017 Solo Show at Baruch Ha Shem Congregation

2019 Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition

Gallery Participation:

Artists Showplace 2000-2012, Associate member | Jane was active in the gallery those years and participated in the annual shows.

Commercial Projects:

Jane was a very active participant in the development of the Medical City Hospital Building campaign for approximately twelve years beginning 2005. The mission statement of the original owners of Medical City Hospital of Dallas was that only artwork by local artists could be hung on the walls of every building. This was a tremendous opportunity for several artists.

Jane was personally commissioned to create specific themes commensurate with the specialty of the department. As a result of this collaboration with the resident interior designer, Jane has approximately sixty pieces of art work in their permanent collection. Her portfolio of work indicates that Jane is very accomplished in many diverse themes, mediums and techniques.

In addition to Medical City, she has sold specific works to Commercial offices in Fort Worth, Amarillo and Albuquerque.

Mary Cates and Company Dallas | For a season Jane’s work was displayed there.

Private Collections:

In addition to commercial sales, Jane has been very fortunate to sell her works to private individuals in Dallas.