I have learned to be patient with my artwork allowing the process to unfold at its own pace . . . bringing up color, tearing down texture and then building the work back up again. I pause at times, stepping back to assess that the emotion I wish to convey can be felt. Over the last decade, I’ve spent much time at hospitals immersed in the healing arts, guiding persons of all ages and illnesses on art projects. I’ve curated permanent art collections and rotating art exhibits for the benefit of patients, health care workers and visitors to have moments of restoration. Through my work, I have observed how art can transform settings often fraught with life's most devastating moments. These experiences have shaped me. They have impacted the way I make art, prodding me to be uninhibited, free of judgement, rules and given outcomes. The music playing is often my guide as are my sunrise walks, life’s joys and hardships, both grand and small. When not in the studio, I lead individuals and groups on workshops so that they, too, can discover the restorative power of making art. I have always been a project director in my career and this methodology can be seen on my canvas bouncing from one medium to the next because change to me is life’s adrenaline. It keeps me present and excited. My themes often vary and yet through the years, I return to those that inspire me – faces, places and spaces. . . it just doesn’t happen in any given order. It is my intention that as you view my artistry, my hope about life’s goodness and kindness will touch you in some manner. It is my belief that art nourishes the soul like food feeds the body. I am eager to give your environment the nourishment it so greatly deserves. Thank you for your interest in my work. It is a gift to enrich your environment. ________________
Jane Zamost is a painter and mixed media artist intrigued with the healing arts and its profound effect on the human spirit. She gained community recognition for her work in the healing arts when she served as Healing Arts Program Coordinator at Capital Health Medical Center responsible for the rotating art exhibits at Investors Bank Art & Healing Gallery, the Healing Hands Mobile Art Program and the development of the Permanent Art Collections at this two-hospital system. Formerly, Jane was a founder of LUX Gallery and Senior Vice President at Projects In Knowledge. Jane graduated from Rutgers University, studied at Mason Gross School of the Arts and, in London, England, the Sir John Cass School of Art and the London Polytechnic.