The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission presents the Jane Mayer Painting Exhibit starting May 1 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. West.
According to Mayer, her work has evolved into an impressionistic realistic style. She loves shapes and the light that gives them form. Her subjects range from landscapes and animal portraits to figurative and fancy shoes or anything that captures her imagination.
Mayer moved to Seattle in 2000. Her career as an artist advanced as she continued to take classes and workshops with Lianna Bennett, Michael Maczuga, Greg Biolchini, Julann Campbell, Ned Mueller, Dorothy Lampl, Gay Faulkenberry, Bill Hosner, Carolyn Anderson and Margaret Dyer.
Prior to moving to the Pacific Northwest, Mayer took classes and workshops at The Art League (Alexandria, Va.), University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Duke University (Durham, N.C.). She has also taken classes through the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC and the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.
Along with husband, George, and golden retriever, Buddy, Mayer resides in Richmond Beach where she draws much of her inspiration from the views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Working primarily in oils and pastels, Mayer vividly portrays the beauty of northwest scenery as well as anything else that intrigues her in a colorful impressionistic style.
“My goal is to be true to my subject and perhaps to give the viewer a smile,” Mayer said. “I am so happy to have found my passion and have the support of my family and health to pursue it.”
Mayer is a member of Oil Painters of America, Women Painters of Washington and a Signature Member of the Northwest Pastel Society.
The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission oversees the library exhibits as part of its mission to promote cultural events in the community. The show runs through May 31 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m.