What's Your Purpose? 

In mid-life I'm utterly grateful to feel at home and alive in my skin. My years as a career advisor taught me that this experience is much too rare.      

I create art to make sense of what I've experienced. Doing so calms the anxiety with which I regularly struggle. Art brings me more joy and a sense of peace than any other pursuit. At times I feel as though I am not the one creating at all, just a conduit for a larger, more powerful force that moves through me. Those times are rare but wonderfully welcome. 

For more than 25 years I've been an educator, first with children, then those seeking a new career. Over that time I've grown to believe our purpose in life is simple:

  • Honor our true selves

  • Hone our unique gifts

  • Share those gifts for the Greater Good.

Go. Do. Be (your true self).

 

Evolution of an Artist

Photo by Mia Ulmer of Birchtree Studio

Photo by Mia Ulmer of Birchtree Studio

Home's a Choice (c) Jane Miles 2014

Home's a Choice (c) Jane Miles 2014

Guided (c) Jane Miles 2019

Guided (c) Jane Miles 2019

Arranging birds during digitization process for  Willa's Journey Home , photo by Jake Simon

Arranging birds during digitization process for Willa's Journey Home, photo by Jake Simon

Artist's Process

Jane blends an introvert's keen vision, boundless imagination and passion for human development to create art rich with color, movement and emotion.

Jane's mixed media works combine mono print paper (made with a polymer printing plate) with a variety of paints, inks and texture tools to create depth that draws the viewer in. She used this process to illustrate Willa's Journey Home in 2014, available through the illustrator.

Jane's style is evolving as she continues to experiment with new mediums and tools although abstract painting and painted paper collage remain favorites. Her recent paper collages stacked stones or “cairns”. Jane's paintings often explore themes such as growth and connection.