jane bowness johannsen

The KCAC Artist Lifestyle project is back with painter Jane Bowness Johannsen (@janebojo). Jane will be sharing a peek into her traveling art world for the next six days!

Jane is yet another talented featured KCAC artist currently exhibiting in the 34th Annual River Market Regional Exhibition: Truth, Trust, Transcend. The show and Jane’s painting are up at KCAC through THIS FRIDAY, September 22nd during gallery hours Wednesday – Saturday from 11 am – 5 pm, so come on down and enjoy Jane’s work and many others!

We are looking forward to what Jane has to share with us, so here are a few words from her about her work and current art practice…

“I am a Steelville, Missouri native. As a young girl growing up in the rural Ozark Mountains, I developed the ability to be a keen observer of my natural surroundings. As an adult, I strive to communicate the introspective connection I gain from my environment into an artful form.

I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Northwest Missouri State University in May of 2010. Since graduation, my husband Trevor and I have traveled to many places and accomplished many arduous adventures. From each of the places and adventures, I have translated the experiences into a painting series.

In order to translate the experiences into paintings, I construct off the emotional connection to the subject. Each series requires time for reflection to create a foundation from which to build a cohesive body of work. Each experience has created an alternative perspective from it’s predecessor; in turn must the paintings.

In March 2017, my husband and I returned from two years living and working in rural southwest Ethiopia. To help digest and understand the experience, I am working toward two different artistic translations. The first translation is a direct documentation of the time and people in Ethiopia; and the second transcribes the emotional experience and how it affects my outlook on life in America.”

We can’t wait to see what Jane has in store for us, so here are a few images of her artwork and past Instagram photos to get things kicked off…

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Be sure to follow Jane on her KCAC Instagram journey starting tomorrow Thursday, September 21st – Tuesday, September 26th!

If you missed any of our previous Artist Lifestyle Artists you can always catch up on the KCAC Instagram (@kcartistscoalition) to see what has been happening or search social media with the hashtags: #kcartistlifestyle #kcacartistlifestyle