Splitting her time between New York and California, where she was born, 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.
Jayne began learning to draw, as a child, by studying her mothers art books. Jayne's mother was enrolled in the Famous Artists School, a correspondence course institution, founded by members of the New York Society of Illustrators. At age 45 Jayne officially attended college to study and improve the lights and shadows in her work. She earned a certificate in illustration and animation with the vision of bringing 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.
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, "Crudites," curated by John Cino, The Long Hall Gallery @ Toast Restaurant, Patchogue New York, May 15-July 15
Artful Antics Art on Terry Street Festival, booth exhibit, Patchogue, New York June 23 2019. Artful Antics Art on Terry, Pop-Up members exhibit, Patchogue, New York, June 23, 2019.
Artist on the Lane, book exhibit, 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" group show, Jan 11-March 1, 2020. Museum of Contemporay Art MoCA-LI, "Breakfast with the Artist Talk," Feb. 8, 2020.
St. Joseph's College New York "Feminine Identity" group show March 1-April 2, 2020.
Patchogue Arts Council, PAC - MOCA LI, annual Thematic Mural winner, "Clear Vision 2020". "Optical Guardianship", July 2020-May 2021.
Hamptons virtual Group Art Show, Hamptons, New York, October 2020.
Iona College Council of the Arts and Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery, virtual group show, A Woman's Work..." curated by Beth Giacummo, March 4, - March 31, 2021.
Featured in Orange Coast Magazine, "A Day in the Life Of," for her work as a set designer, December 2011.
Featured in the online publication of San Diego Voyager, "Art and Life with Jayne Dion," December 2018.
"A Fold in Time," video of the show by Sir Render Films, instagram @jayne_dion, Feb. 8, 2020.
The Long Island Advance, a weekly periodical, A Perfect Artistic Vision for 2020, vol. 149, issue 49, cover and page 10,
July 16, 2020.
Patchogue Arts Council Youtube, Clear Vision 2020 time laps video, PAC & PMLB Themescape mural project, August 5, 2020.
Patchogue Arts Council Youtube, Clear Vision, "Optical Guardianship'" interview with photographer Benny Migs, August 5, 2020.
Patchogue Arts Council Youtube, "Sir Crazy Sessions" interview with Beth Giacummo, August 7, 2020.
The Long Island Advance, a weekly periodical, "Keeping Art Alive," vol. 150, page 17, September 10, 2020.
Fidelity Photos, interview by Dawn Tesoro, Inside the Studio With Artist Jayne Dion, www.fidelityonlocation.com
Podcast audio, https://open.spotify.com/episode/6FlhGlw9QQzaMVgZxblDyu?si=19d93124a05a43fe March 10, 2021.