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Spotlight: Jane Booth

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I found out about this wonderful artist through one of my coworkers, Aaron Stewart.

Aaron is the Vice-President of Design here at MSLO, so he's a pretty good judge of art.

Booth's work is so refreshing. The bright, bold colors inspire such wonderful and happy palettes.

Booth lives and works on her ranch outside of Kansas City, Kansas. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kansas State University, and she took painting classes at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Currently her work is being exhibited at the Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art gallery, with plans for another exhibition next June at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, Missouri.
If those galleries aren't convenient, you can take in many of her beautiful pieces on her own site.

Below are a few of Booth's works, pictures of her studio, and the piece that first piqued my interest... the painting that graces Aaron's office.

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Aaron Stewart, VP of Design, has this painting of Booth's hung in his office. It gives the all-white office a good punch of color.

1 Aaron Stewart, VP of Design, has this painting of Booth's hung in his office. It gives the all-white office a good punch of color.

Series Sixty Six - Through

2 Series Sixty Six - Through

Series Sixty Six - Libby and Hank's Walk

3 Series Sixty Six - Libby and Hank's Walk

Series Sixty Six - Dissolution Part 2

4 Series Sixty Six - Dissolution Part 2

Series Sixty Six - The Lake in June

5 Series Sixty Six - The Lake in June

Here Booth is shown finishing her monolithic

6 Here Booth is shown finishing her monolithic "Birdsongs".

Painting is a messy job.

7 Painting is a messy job.

Swirls of color have stained this palette.

8 Swirls of color have stained this palette.

These bold colors are signature elements of Booth's paintings.

9 These bold colors are signature elements of Booth's paintings.

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I love the use of oil pastel in Booth's paintings. Even though the paint is so bright, their oily nature makes them stick out.

11 I love the use of oil pastel in Booth's paintings. Even though the paint is so bright, their oily nature makes them stick out.

New paintings are hung to dry on a clothes line on a Florida beach. This image is art itself. I love the contrast of the modern, bright paintings against the natural seaside setting.

12 New paintings are hung to dry on a clothes line on a Florida beach. This image is art itself. I love the contrast of the modern, bright paintings against the natural seaside setting.

Organized paint bottles show the many colors of Booth's work.

13 Organized paint bottles show the many colors of Booth's work.

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Oil pastels are a heavily used medium in Booth's paintings.

15 Oil pastels are a heavily used medium in Booth's paintings.

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Tape aids the process of Booth's work.

17 Tape aids the process of Booth's work.

Completed paintings are laid on the floor of Booth's studio.

18 Completed paintings are laid on the floor of Booth's studio.

Overlapping canvasses.

19 Overlapping canvasses.

Sun Drenched Series - Above and Below

20 Sun Drenched Series - Above and Below

Sun Drenched Series - Beach

21 Sun Drenched Series - Beach

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Sun Drenched Series - White

23 Sun Drenched Series - White

Triptych - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

24 Triptych - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Tunisia Series - Ode to Maria

25 Tunisia Series - Ode to Maria

Sun Drenched Series - Later

26 Sun Drenched Series - Later

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