Jane McCloy is an inspired Canadian artist residing in Calgary, Alberta. She is recognized by her vividly colourful oil paintings on large canvases. Jane interprets diverse subject matter with personalized style and dramatic details, experimenting freely with the vibrant colours, rich textures and intense energies of oil paint in order to create an exciting visual experience. Jane's unique perception of the world is a constant creative journey, exploring the different directions her work can go as she responds to the diverse places, people and cultures that exist in limitless volume. In her portrait work, she captures the quiet, private moments of people, both in their times of joy and their moments of solitude and thoughtful reflection. Her commitment to the idea of portraying personalities through portraiture, creates a sense of "voice" emerging from the visual piece. Her landscape work accents the vibrancy and abundant beauty of the natural world, often creating a sense of emotion within the environment. Jane's landscapes create a bold statement through her use of broad strokes, deep textures and dynamic colour contrasts. Jane has a passion for travel and uses much of the subject matter and inspiration from her extensive journeys in her paintings. Having studied under private direction as well as in formal classes at Alberta College of Art and Design and the Calgary School of Art, Jane has transitioned her lifelong passion for painting to the professional arena. She has completed numerous commissioned portraits, landscapes and abstracts for various Calgary based businesses, and an ever expanding client base.