Jane Waterous is an internationally acclaimed Canadian contemporary artist whose work spans an array of mediums and techniques. She studied at Queens University, OCAD University, Sheridan College, and New York University, where she completed various degrees in art and film. After being a creative director for a firm, she moved on to direct, produce and edit short films for Channel 4 UK. All of Waterous' work is inspired by the world around her, from the energetic streets of New York to the peaceful, harmonious calm Bahamian beaches. Although there are several series worth mentioning, such as Morse Series, Into the Blue Series, Resination Series, Harmony Series, she is arguably best known for The Gatherings Series. A reflection of human connection, these paintings represent an embodiment of three-decade-long work. Both literally and figuratively jumping off the canvas, the sculpture-like, three-dimensional figures appear to dance in a synergistic halo of light, depth, color, and action. While each work conveys a unique emotional experience, they all share a feeling of wonderment and joy. Jane Waterous left Canada in 1998, moving to the Bahamas with her family.
Featured image: Jane Waterous - Circle Of
Friends, 2020 (detail). Acrylic on canvas. 36 × 36 in. 91.4 × 91.4 cm. Photo
courtesy Whistler Contemporary