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Featured Artist: Jayne Willoughby, BFA, ASA


Veil Series #34

Jayne Willoughby, Veil Series #34


Jayne Willoughby has been working as an artist, teacher and coach for 27 years, after retiring from a career as a nurse and nurse educator. Her textile works have appeared annually in National and International exhibitions since 1990, where she has won awards for design and technical skill. Her textile and mixed media works appear in public and private collections in Canada and the USA.

Jayne’s art continues to be inspired by her early life on the southern Alberta prairies, with a focus on exploring spareness in composition, neutral color palettes, obsessive mark-making, and a process of revealing things hidden.

 Q & A with the ASA


Jayne Willoughby, Night Drawing #15

ASA: Can you tell us about your influences?

Jayne: Some influences include: Growing up on the landscape around Medicine Hat, Alberta; The paintings of Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell and Fran Skiles; and the textile artists Nancy Crow and Dorothy Caldwell.

ASA: What would you consider to be your most successful body of work to date?

Jayne: My most successful bodies of work to date would have to be my Night Drawing Series (textiles) and my
Veil Series (mixed media)

ASA and TREX Address

Crossroads Art Centre
#302 - 1235 26th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 1R7
ASA Phone: (403) 265-0012
TREX Phone: (403) 262-4669

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