Member Demos


Annual Member’s Meeting October 28th

Demo by Jane Penfield        


 Jane Penfield holds a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College and a master’s degree from the Hartt School of the University of Hartford. She is profoundly inspired by the beautiful New England landscape, a place that has nourished her intellectually and creatively, helped form her values, and started her on her artistic path. Now able to focus primarily on pastel and oil painting, she finds great joy in the creative process and in teaching.

  Jane worked professionally as a choral director and administrator of nonprofit arts organizations, in addition to being a visual artist. She serves as president of the Board of Directors of Arts Center East.

She won numerous awards for her work in national juried exhibits. She is a signature member of Connecticut Pastel Society, an elected member of the Academic Artists Association, member of the Salamagundi Club, NY, Pastel Society of America, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Connecticut Plein Air Painters, Lyme Art Association, and other local groups. She teaches pastel classes at Arts Center East in Vernon, where she also serves as president of the board of directors. She is available for workshops and demos.

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Coventry, CT 06238