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Meet Jane Monteith

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jane Monteith.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I am originally from England and moved to Canada when I was 10. I’ve always been creative since I can remember. I love color and started working with screening inks over a decade ago painting on vinyl substrate. I came across alcohol inks several years ago and made the transition to working solely with this now trending medium. because of its vibrancy.

Please tell us about your art.
My art is contemporary and I create hand painted textures on yupo paper from scratch with alcohol inks. I then create abstract collage from the textures onto wood panel which I then finish with resin. I’m know for my MOD Minis, a term I coined when I began creating these 4″colourful pieces of art, that you can either sit on your shelf or hang multiples on a wall to create a modern wall display. My pieces have sold internationally and I think people are drawn to the bold color and unique designs. the resin makes the art add that extra element and shine!

What do you think about conditions for artists today? Has life become easier or harder for artists in recent years? What can cities like ours do to encourage and help art and artists thrive?
According to Forbes, statistics reveal that retail e-commerce sales will amount to 4.4 TRILLION U.S. dollars worldwide by 2021. This means there is LOTS of potential for artists to sell online, internationally. This is good news as the only way to gain exposure in the past was through representation of a local gallery and with that, the loss of a large $ percentage from a sale. While the online opportunities are great, many artists become frustrated with learning ‘how to do that’. Artists have to wear all hats including the business side of things which takes time and energy to figure the correct steps to come up with a strategy, as well as learning new technology and understanding your target market via social media platforms. However, there are lots of online resources/courses and groups dedicated to helping artists and other creative entrepreneurs do just that.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
People can see my work on my Instagram @janelovesdesign and of course my website modminiart.com which is where you’ll find my MOD Minis (these generally sell out every month). I also have larger works on this site and on janemonteith.com. I also gain almost a million viewers monthly on Pinterest from my COLOR LOVE board which show cases the color palettes I create from my minis.

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Jane Monteith

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