Jane took up plein air painting as an art major at CSUSJ. She is a co-founder of the Nevada County Plein Air Painters and is a member of Pioneer Arts,Oil Painters of America, and the California Art Club. Her work is shown at the Auburn Old Town Gallery, Twin Rivers Gallery, Old Schoolhouse Gallery, and the Markleeville Gallery. Her mediums are watercolor, pastel, and oil. See more of her work at www.janewelles.com.
Jane paints on location because she feels it makes a difference in capturing the quality of the light. Her inspiration comes from the quiet contemplation of nature and being in closer harmony with her surroundings, which brings a measure of comfort. She hopes she can share this love of the outdoors with others. She loves living in Nevada County because there is so much in the area to paint.