Jane Fritz is an award-winning artist who became hooked on watercolors when she created a painting journal while traveling for ten months with her husband throughout southeast Asia. Her watercolor mentor was John Pollock, with whom she studied at Montana State University-Billings. She has traveled and painted in over twenty countries. She is a Signature Member of the New Mexico Watercolor Society, and is also a member of the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies and the Watercolor Society of Alabama. She has exhibited in state, regional and national exhibits, and her work is in private collections in the USA, Canada, and elsewhere.
My work focuses on wilderness landscapes and wildflowers to share my passion for the beauty of the Earth. A pathway of shadows or other guiding lines leads the viewers’ attention to a luminous focal point. Leaving exposed some of the white paper and warm underpainting creates a glow in this area. This center of interest beckons the viewers into the painting, and entices them to examine the details of the flowers, to ponder what is beyond the next bend in the scene. My hope is that my work will help foster an appreciation for wilderness and nature that encourages people to work toward preservation of the ecosystems that sustain us all.