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After working in watercolour for many years, I wanted to return to simpler methods and drawing provides that. With the use of charcoal, conté, eraser and a variety of pencils, I am able to convey what for me is a stronger emotional impression than what colour alone may offer. A different degree of layering and removal and layering again becomes possible. Mixing media in this way deepens the artistic expression and experience for me.
Jane McBurney Racine was born in Ottawa, and has lived in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Peterborough and Nova Scotia. Her subjects are often animals, gardens and scenes in her community of rural Nova Scotia. Jane is one of the founding members of Elephant Grass Print Collective, a printmaking collective with its studio in Parker’s Cove, Nova Scotia.