Jane McGraw-Teubner - 2020 Honored Member
Jane McGraw-Teubner East Northport, NY
Jane is a Signature Member/Master Pastelist, Pastel Society of America and a Master Circle Recipient, Interna- tional Association of Pastel Societies. She was on the cover, Plein Air Magazine, with 5 page article, Oct/Nov, 2017. She is included in “Pure Pastel” a nationally published book about pastels released in 2019. In 2014 and 2015, she was invited to be a demonstrator and a field artist at the Plein Air Convention held in Monterey, CA, hosted by Plein Air Magazine. Jane’s artwork has been featured on the cover of the 2013 December issue of The Pastel Jour- nal along with an 8 page article.
She was featured Artist December 2017: Huntington Times News, NY.
Jane is a resident artist in the Salmagundi Art Club, New York, NY and is on the Board of Directors for The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club. She taught pastel painting at The Teaching Studios of Art in Oyster Bay, NY from 2009-2018 and presently teaches at her home in East Northport, NY
Workshops with pastel artists Jeff Webb, Richard McKinley, Albert Handell and Frank Federico.
Received a B.A. from Georgian Court College in Lakewood NJ and briefly taught art in Manasquan, NJ Middle School.
Started painting in pastels after an oil painting class I was planning to attend got canceled and I fell in love with pastels.
Worked in the graphic arts field for over 25 years. Decided to get serious about painting after getting laid off when the company I worked for closed.
Pastel is the most stable of mediums. Being a dry medium there are no chemical changes that occur as with other mediums. It is pure pigment with a binder to hold them together. The color effect of pastels is closer to the natu- ral dry pigments than that of any other process
I never rub my work, letting the pastel sit on the surface to catch the light.
Brands I use: Sennelier, Terry Ludwig, Unison, Jack Richeson, Schminke and Rembrandt.
Gold Medal Award, Master Circle IAPS Show, 2019
Purchase Prize, $2500 for the Permanent Collection of the Salmagundi Art Club, 2019 Salmagundi Award at the Salmagundi Pastel Exhibition, 2019
Juried into Easton Plein Air! 5 times
Invited artist to Olmsted Plein Air, Atlanta, GA
Board of Directors Award, CLWAC, 2018 (Total of 9 Awards from CLWAC)
Wayne Plein Air Competition, Plein Air Magazine Award 2017
Jane Impastato Award, Salmagundi Art Club Members Show, 2016 and 2017
Bronze Award, Master Circle IAPS Show, Albuquerque, NM, 2017
Best In Show Neighborhood House Annual Art Show 2016
Third Place, Quick Draw Competition in Easton, MD Plein Air Event
“Pastel painting is a gift that I have re-embraced at mid-life. When I am working in front of my easel, I am living in the present, appreciating the moment, not wanting to be anywhere else or doing anything else. I consider that to be one of the secrets to a good life, being truly mindful of what you are doing. That is why I paint, and why I use pastels. They are immediate, right at my fingertips. I can look over all the colors laid out before me and the possibilities are endless. Pastels capture light in nature with brilliance and mystery. They take me on the journey of the creation process. This process is almost always a struggle, solving problems and discovering solutions. After a painting is complete, I consider it a success when I can look at it and it looks fresh and spontaneous, and none of the agony I invariably went through shows. I get a true sense of accomplishment for the finished product and even more from the journey that took me there.”