Stylistically influenced by the great 19th century artists who first visually glorified this area, Jane Bloodgood-Abrams brings an updated view of the landscape with the color, composition and a sometimes iconographic imagery. Dramatic, transitory moments and a deep connection to Nature inspire her work. While experiencing these fleeting moments on site, the artist is infused by the mood and atmosphere. Later after some tempering and distillation, Bloodgood-Abrams creates works over time using layers of paint and glazes to evoke the emotional essence of the scene, through the veil of memory.
Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and a Bachelor of Studio Arts degree from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. She has been inducted into the National Association of Women Artists, and is listed in “Who’s Who in American Art.”
Ms. Bloodgood-Abrams’ work has been chosen for many regional, national, and international exhibitions, including the New York State Biennial, The Mohawk -Hudson Regional, The Bienniale in Florence Italy, as well as exhibitions in Austria and Germany. She has been an Artist in Residence through the Catskill Center and was selected for a Rhine-Hudson Artist Exchange in Cologne, Germany. The artist has been awarded grants from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and was recently a semifinalist for the $20,000 Basil H. Alkazzi Award for Excellence.
Jane Bloodgood-Abrams’ paintings are included in numerous corporate, museum and private collections