21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2016 | Jane Radstrom


Jane Radstrom, 20/20, pastel, 16 x 12.

Jane Radstrom, 20/20, pastel, 16 x 12.

Art Education: Life drawing and painting at Watts Atelier, and a bachelor of fine arts in illustration from Ringling College of Art & Design.

Style: Contemporary, figurative realism. I want my work to honor tradition, while also reflecting the current time.

Creative Spark: The intricacies of people.

Second-Choice Career: Art director or graphic designer.

Other Passions: Cooking, travel, and weight-lifting.

One Thing People Don’t Know About You: My parents are both small-business owners. The skills I learned from them are a big part of my success as an artist.

Best Advice Received: Paint every day. Richard Diebenkorn’s “rules” have also been very inspirational for me recently. They are notes he wrote for himself and posted in his studio. There is not much explanation of what they mean, so you can read into them the advice that you need at any particular time.

Biggest Fear: Failure. It’s hard work to make sure I’m willing to take risks and accept small failures as a necessary part of the path to success.

Quirkiest Trait: I have an encyclopedic knowledge of the price of everything in the grocery store, and prices in general.

Favorite Studio Music: NPR, podcasts, and audio books.

Future Goals: To live in Europe, which is going to happen. My husband and I are moving to Berlin later this year. Eventually I’d like to have a museum retrospective.

Price Range: $800 to $5,000.

Representation: Abend Gallery, Denver, CO; Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX; Smash Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Lovetts Gallery, Tulsa, OK; Galerie L’Oeil du Prince, Paris, France. 

Featured in the September 2016 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art  September 2016 print issue or digital download now–then subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss another story.

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