About the Artist

Jane Scott Barsanti - B.A., R.G.D. Emeritus

Jane Scott Barsanti is a well-known Canadian artist and professional graphic designer, who has now relocated
to Etobicoke, Ontario. While living in Sault Ste. Marie, she studied with international artist, Zoltan Szabo,
and has been painting in the watercolour medium for over 42 years.

Although she has now retired, her paintings have been exhibited in many local and provincial exhibitions
and collections. In 1991, one of her paintings was chosen for the International Conference on the Great Lakes
which was held in Traverse City, Michigan.
In November, 1994, she was the featured artist at the Art Gallery of Algoma in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

She says: "I draw my inspiration from found objects from around my house
and also from the magnificence and grandeur of Lake Superior.
I paint in an attempt to communicate what has moved me.
Although I may start out with a definite view in mind, once I start to paint, I enter
into another world in which it is the painting and hidden memories which actually direct me.
As a consequence, I am constantly experimenting with new ways of defining subjects
and my style varies dramatically to echo the creative process.
I paint - not because I want to - but because I must!
I believe that it is only through this creative process that
I can fully express myself as a unique and complete human being."

Scott Barsanti has also won national awards in both graphic design and photography.
She launched her line of watercolour cards at the Uniquely Ontario Show at the Toronto Gift Show
in February, 1999. The positive reception and enthusiasm for her work at this show convinced
Scott Barsanti that she should make her original watercolour paintings more readily available.

To introduce her work to a larger audience, she accepted invitations, and was a featured artist,
at three exciting exhibitions in Southern Ontario in the Summer of 2000.
These included: The Binder Twine Festival in Kleinburg, Art in the Park in Uxbridge
and the Wye Marsh Festival in Midland.

She often displayed her paintings at the Festival of the Arts Exhibition in Sault Ste. Marie
and her work was also featured at the W.A.R.D. Gallery in Harbor Springs, Michigan.
In addition, she had exhibits in the Lions Art Show and Sale in Cobourg, Ontario;
Arts at the Dock in Hilton Beach, St. Joseph Island;
and at the Four and Friends Show in Bruce Mines, Ontario.

After relocating to Bolton, Ontario, in May of 2007, she was featured in a number of art exhibitions
in that area. In September, her work was chosen for the juried exhibition, Hills of the Headwaters,
and her work was also displayed at the Alton Mill in Alton, Ontario
and at the Skylark Gallery in Bolton.

In August 2008, Jane moved to Etobicoke and was gradually introduced to the art scene
in her new community. She was one of the featured artists at
2009 Artists' Choice Winter Exhibition

at the Neilson Park Creative Centre in Etobicoke.

Her handmade Afghans, which she calls "Afghrannies", were featured at the Winter Artfest 2008
at the Neilson Park Creative Centre in Etobicoke. Once again in 2009,
she took part in this wonderful show and also reintroduced her 1981
Janie Cards.

In December 2011, she was thrilled to announce that her paintings
were featured once again in a new best-of book by ARABELLA Magazine.

For more information on Janie Cards, go to: Janie Cards

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e-mail contact: jane@janescottbarsanti.com