Jane Wolsak was born in England in 1942, and attended St. Martin’s School of Art (Painting) and London University Institute of Education. She taught high school and further education courses in England, and in Canada after landing in Vancouver in the 60’s.

Since 1989, when she had her first solo show, she has been concentrating on her own artwork. For several years she has enjoyed painting and drawing simple objects, and in the process examining and appreciating their inherent significance. She usually works from life as she doesn’t find photos provide enough information, so she sets up the arrangement in her studio. It’s a slow and meditative exploration. Her work has been exhibited in several Vancouver galleries, and in Victoria, Toronto and Ottawa.

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Plane

2019
Acrylic On Wood
Panel Box
8″ x 12″
$600.00

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Two Awls

2017
Acrylic On Wood Panel Box
8″ x 8″
$400.00

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Set Squares

2018
Acrylic On Wood Panel Box
8″ x 8″
$400.00

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Brace And Bit

2017
Acrylic On Wood Panel Box
10″ x 20″
$800.00

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Two Screwdrivers

2017
Acrylic On Wood Panel
12″ x 9″
$600.00

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Silver Dollar

2019
Graphite And Coloured Pencil On Paper On Panel
8″ x 6″
$300.00

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Water Parsley

2019
Graphite On Gessoed Panel
8″ x 8″
$300.00

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Weeds Cups

2019
Graphite And-Acrylic On Paper On Panel
8″ x 6″
$250.00

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Weeds Orange

2019
Graphite And Acrylic On Paper On Panel
6″ x 6″
$250.00

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Yarrow And Dock

2019
Graphite On Gessoed Panel
24″ x 8″
$550.00

Solo & Two-person Exhibitions

2010 Gallery Jones West Vancouver, BC Small Time
2009 Gallery Jones Vancouver, BC Jane Wolsak
2006 Richmond Art Gallery Richmond, BC Courtroom drawings
2005 Gallery Jones Vancouver, BC Bundles
1996 Ferry Building Gallery West Vancouver, BC Touch Stone, Touch Wood
1995 Richmond Art Gallery Richmond, BC Combing the Tides
1994 Ferry Building Gallery West Vancouver, BC Jane Wolsak
1990 Ferry Building Gallery West Vancouver, BC Jane Wolsak

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 Winchester Galleries, Victoria, BC, 7th Annual Exhibition
2014 Winchester Galleries, Victoria, BC, 20/20
2013 Winchester Galleries, Victoria, BC Collector’s Choice
2013 Wall Space Gallery Ottawa, ON Paper/Papier
2012 Wall Space Gallery Ottawa, ON Works on Paper
2009 Gallery Jones Vancouver, BC Drawn
2008 Friends for Life Society Vancouver, BC Art for Life Auction
2007 Ferry Building Gallery West Vancouver, BC Harmony Arts
2001 grunt gallery Vancouver, BC Fundraising show
1999 Elissa Crystal Gallery Vancouver, BC
1999 Van Dusen Gardens Vancouver, BC Artist Botanica
1996 Atelier Gallery Vancouver, BC Selected Works
1996 Atelier Gallery Vancouver, BC Three Emerging Artists
1994 Ferry Building Gallery West Vancouver, BC
1989 Seymour Art Gallery North Vancouver, BC

Media Coverage

2009/10 Essential Vancouver Bettina Matzkuhn Details Details
2008 Vancouver Sun Sarah Berman Eastside Crawling with Culture 2007 Horizon Air Magazine David Volk Illustrating Justice
2007 BC Business Magazine Jessica Werb Pencil Pusher
2007 CBC Radio One Prya Ramu The Afternoon Show
2007 CBC Radio One Eli Glasner National Arts Report
2006 CBC TV Canada Now Debra Goble Think Vancouver
2006 Province Newspaper Jonathan McDonald The View from the Gallery
2006 City TV News Mike Bothwell
2005 CBC Radio One Trevor Hughes Arts Report
2004 Vision Magazine Shanghai, China Eastside Culture Crawl
2004 CBC Radio One Trevor Hughes Arts Report
2003 Common Ground Douglas Kennedy Arts & Culture
2003 Ming Pao Daily News Katherine Chan
1996 North Shore News Deana Lancaster Artist explores notion of chance

Work Experience

2014 Artist in Residence, Oak Bay Beach Hotel, Victoria, BC
2013 Commission Artwork for Int’l Women’s Day BCGEU
1998-present Courtroom Artist CBC TV, CTV and other TV
1998-present Courtroom Artist Globe & Mail, The Province, other newspapers
2008 Illustration Reader’s Digest
2007 Illustration Chatelaine Magazine
1991-2004 Commission Artworks Coast Hotels, BC
2003 Illustration The Economist
2010-12 Artworks Art Interiors, Toronto ON

Teaching Experience

2005 VSB, Continuing Education Vancouver, BC
1993-4 Arts Umbrella Vancouver, BC
1968-70 West Van Secondary School West Vancouver, BC
1965-66 Hornchurch College London, England
1964-66 Kensington Institute London, England
1964-66 Hurlingham Comprehensive School London, England

Education

1988 Simon Fraser University Burnaby, BC Arts Courses
1975 Capilano College North Vancouver, BC Studio Courses
1964 London University Institute of Education
London, England Certificate, Art Education
1963 St Martin’s School of Art London, England National Diploma of Design, Painting