Jane Shoenfeld, BFA, MA, LPAT, grew up in Maryland and moved to New York City to study art at Pratt Institute. Jane completed her graduate training at Pratt Institute in the late 1970s and exhibited her work in NYC Soho Galleries in the 1980’s. Her medium was pastel and her subject matter was the still life. She began working from photos and painting large pastels of the Southwest after her first trip to New Mexico in 1983. When she moved to New Mexico in 1987 and began working on location, her focus and passion became imaginative simplification and color. Her current work includes landscape abstractions in pastel and mixed media as well as small mixed media pieces based on memories and dreams. Her explorations of color, abstraction and experimentation with media are based on a history of careful observation combined with an ability to experience and express a passionate connection to nature.