New York based artist Jayne Dion, began her art career 30 years ago as a muralist for prominent Newport coast homes in California. This exposure led her to become the resident artist, lead set designer and prop stylist at South Coast Plaza West. A luxury shopping center located in the heart of southern California. Her desire for more inspiration took her outside California’s plethora of Museums and theaters to New York City then to Long Island, rich in culture and deep history. After many years of vacationing along the Great South Bay, Jayne now calls the Village of Patchogue her home.
Primarily a self-taught artist, Jayne went back to college at age 45 to study and improve the lights and shadows in her work. She earned a certificate in illustration and animation with the vision of brining her drawing and paintings to life. Jayne’s art is inspired by her love of vintage photography, life experiences, dream interpretations and the perpetual observance of strangers. Although she is trained in multi-medias of ink, oil, clay and metal, which she has used in all of her body of work. Jayne’s preferred medium is the one she first learned - graphite. Wood pencils elevated into the form of mechanical pencils and graphite powder applied by brush.
Jayne’s passion for creating art began long before her career as a muralist, when one of her pencil drawings was published in 1981, at age 14, for a book of student poetry. Since then she has been published 3 additional times: The WALL, Literary Journal, volume XII, 2012. volume XIII, 2013. and volume XIV, 2014 as well as a feature in the December 2011 issue of O.C. Magazine, A Day in the Life of, for her work as a set designer and in the December 2018 issue of S. D. Voyager, Art and Life with Jayne Dion.
Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach Calif. February 2018, Los Angeles Fashion Week, March
The Open Artists Studio Walk, Chelsea, New York City, June-Sept 2018 represented by Six Summit Gallery in Connecticut. Gunwhale, Barrel Room Gallery, Costa Mesa California, December 2018. Spring Garden Show, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, Calif. Extended exhibit April-May 2019.
Patchogue Arts Council Pop-up Exhibition at the Long Hall Gallery @ Toast Restaurant, Patchogue New York May 15-July 15
Artful Antics Art on Terry Street Festival, Patchogue, New York June 23 2019.
Artist on the Lane, Bellport, New York. July 4, 2019.
The Long Hall Gallery, "A Fold in Time" Solo Show, Patchogue New York, Oct 26, 2019-Jan 11, 2020.
Muneca Art House, Monsters Group Show, Patchogue New York, Nov 2019-Jan 2020.
Toast Coffee House permanent collection in the Grand Hall, New York, January 2020.
MoCA-LI Museum of Contemporary Art -Long Island New York "Diptychs" Jan 11-March 1, 2020.
St. Joseph's College New York "Feminine Identity" group show March 1-April 2, 2020.