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E. Jane Stoddard

Being an artist has always been my passion for as long as I can remember, even when all I had to work with was a box of crayons and poster paper. I have achieved many of the artistic goals I have set for myself, but continue to set new goals, further developing my watercolor techniques. I was a self-taught oil painter, but began to study watercolor with nationally recognized watercolor artists and attending demonstrations. The transition from oil to watercolor has been an interesting journey. Initially, I attempted to be “loose” and “let the watercolor do its thing,” but at the same time wanting to paint in a detailed manner. I finally decided to forget most of the “rules” and develop my own style, which is strongly influenced by my many years of working in a realistic manner in oil.

River Art Gallery Exhibits:

The Devil is in the Details – April 18, 2015

Artist's Portfolio