Time plays tricks on all of us, sometimes making us forget the person we once were or the interests we had. For Jane Fuller, it was 40 years in a professional life that had made her forget that she once painted an 20 x 80-foot mural during college.

That drive or need to paint lay dormant during her life as a university professor but was something she always felt was in her to do.

When she retired, her creative energy literally burst onto the canvas with an intensity that shows in her work. She started painting in earnest in April 2010 and recently finished five weeks as the featured artist at the Barrie Art Club where a third of her paintings in her A New Found Land series were sold.

Fuller is a studio painter but has to see and feel a painting before she can return indoors and put brush to canvas. . That intensity of feeling comes across in the strength of her watercolours whose composition reflects her years as a photographer. … She plans to complete her Newfoundland body of work and continue in watercolours but as yet is undecided as to what comes next.

Colleen Winter
Freelance Writer
Good Life in the City

January/February 2012

Career Highlights

  • G8 Exhibition of Paintings, Muskoka Place Gallery, Port Carling, June, 2010.
  • Curator, Abstracting the Expression: The Works of Larry McIntyre, MacLaren
    Art Centre, Barrie, 2007.
  • Juror, MacLaren Art Centre. Bruce, Dufferin, Grey, Muskoka, Parry Sound, Simcoe & York counties participated in the show Local Colour, 2006.
  • Juror, Georgian College School of Design and Visual Art and Senior Jewelry Scholarship Show, Barrie Campus, 2005.
  • MacLaren Art Centre Juried Art Show: Members of the Barrie Art Club; selected participant, Photography, Barrie, 2005.
  • Juror for the Prix Anik Awards for Television Arts and Craft, Toronto, 1996.
  • Curator, In Winnipeg at Christmas, Manitoba, 1994; Shall we Dance, Manitoba, 1993; Puttin’ on the Ritz, University of Minnesota, 1990.
  • Represented Canada as Costume Specialist for ’93 Canada/Russia Cultural Exhibition Exchange, Moscow, June, 1993.
Harsh Realities

There are so many layers of interpretation. Multiple contrasts in one painting – rugged landscape / peaceful cemetery – full of feeling, so believable, I feel that I’ve been there!



It's A Garden Party, solo art show of floral watercolours, October 2014.
Barrie Art Club, 304 Dunlop Street West, Barrie, Ontario, L4N 7L2. www.barrieartclub.com

Barrie Spring Art Tour, April 27 & 28, 2013.
Veni Vidi Studio, 75 Collier Street, Barrie, Ontario. www.barriespringarttour.ca

Artist Profile by Colleen Winter, Published in the January/February 2012 issue of Good Life in the City magazine, Barrie, Ontario. www.goodlifebarrie.com

A New Found Land, solo art show of watercolours.
October 1 – November 4, 2011, Barrie Art Club,
304 Dunlop Street West, Barrie, Ontario, L4N 7L2. www.barrieartclub.com

Art Exhibitions and Awards
  • Ridge Art Association, 66th Annual Juried Fine Art Competition, “Floral & Fauna”, April 2016, Winter Haven, Florida
  • Ridge Art Association juried art show, January 2016, Winter Haven, Florida
  • Woodbrook Estates annual March art show participant; in 2017, “Natures Abstracts”; in 2016, “Landscapes”; and in 2015, “Florals”, Lakeland, Florida.
  • United Methodist Church, South Florida Avenue, Palm Sunday, 2016, “Palmetto”, Lakeland, Florida.
  • Lakeland Art Guild juried art shows, Lakeland Civic Center, April 2015 and November 2015, Lakeland, Florida
  • Barrie Spring Art Tour - Veni Vidi Studio 2012, 2013
  • Barrie Art Club
    • People’s Choice Award - Painting (Acrylic) - “Sunflowers”
    • People’s Choice Award - Photography - “Primordial Women”
  • Barrie City Hall Rotunda - exhibited 2005, 2007, 2009
  • Simcoe County Museum - exhibitor, 2005
  • Millpond Gallery - Millpond Gallery, Alliston, exhibitor, 2002