Jane Barlow is a Fellow of the Ottawa Watercolour Society and has been painting in watercolour for the past 25 years. She is also a full-time Psychiatrist practicing in the Ottawa region.
Finding this media a stimulating challenge with a broad enough potential to keep her limited time fully occupied, she has chosen to confine herself to watercolour, and more recently to the exploration of figurative art. The transparency and relatively uncontrollable nature of this media, as well as its immediacy of response and need for definitive decision making, are what draws her to its challenges. Her focus has been on faces and figures with an emphasis on emotional expression rather than accurate portraiture. The dilemma of how to transform her ideas and feelings into a visual image created within the limits of watercolour will be a source of delight and inspiration for many years to come.