"I live in the midst of an enchanted landscape where nature is my inspiration. There I find beauty in abundance; varied, complex, sublime. Rather than copy it, I study it, and breathe in its brilliance. Then I create a painting that tells a most beautiful story."
Not only does Jane Troup infuse her paintings with nature's radiance, but by pairing familiar objects with surreal forms, she challenges the viewer to see the world through her eyes, to reinterpret the everyday, to embrace the spiritual, and to revel in glorious color.
The artist uses an Old Masters technique, laying down base coats of paint and slowly building up the paint layers. This use of oils creates a beautifully smooth surface.
Troup approaches the painting like a sculptor or set designer, visualizing every form in three dimensions before she paints it.