Jane Theodore lives and paints in Toronto, Canada. With a background in graphic design and illustration, she has had a successful career as a print-maker. In 2013, Theodore shifted her focus exclusively to painting.
Theodore’s work is a process-driven, spontaneous exploration of gesture, form and colour. Compositions are revealed as layers of paint are added and subtracted, forms appear and disappear, and the paint is scratched or scraped, exposing what lies beneath. Linear elements and active surfaces mark Theodore’s paintings. Working on paper, panel, and canvas, the paintings’ foundation is high-intensity colour, and invites an intuitive and visceral reaction.
Her work is included in the Collections Canada website, Women Artists in Canada, and is represented in numerous collections throughout North America.