Jane Blanch Macmillan
Jane was born in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England in 1946, and graduated from the Legat School of Russian Ballet in 1964. Subsequently she toured the U.K.with the Harlequin Ballet Company, based in London, England, for three years before immigrating to Canada in 1969. Although, by profession, a teacher of classical ballet in England, Africa, and Canada (BC, Quebec and Ontario) she has recently become increasingly absorbed in producing visual art using watercolor together with pen and ink, and is primarily self taught.
Inspiration has been garnered by visiting various communities in Nunavut in the Arctic, of which Cape Dorset (off Baffin Island) became a catalyst for her first body of work.
The open expanses of tundra, beautiful flora, amazing sunsets, multicolored rock and deep blue water in summer, and glacial scenes tinged with low hovering sunsets and sunrises in winter, this, coupled with her deep love of the Creator and His creation, has prompted a flow of paintings.
Also visits to the beautiful island of Bermuda, 2009/2010, spawned yet more work.
Jane currently resides in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada and enjoys artist passions running her ballet school “Cornwall School of Dance” and creating her unique style of art.