Drawing on Steel with Fire
— Jayne using a plasma cutter as her paint brush.
Glass in the Heart of Texas
25 Works, 25 Years in Glass 1988 - 2013
Nature, Our Greatest Teacher
& The Blue Pearl
Deep Connection to Nature
Originally from New York, Jayne Duryea has been in South Texas since 1981. Receiving her BFA with additional graduate study from East Carolina University, she completed her masters at Texas A&M University at Kingsville in Painting and Drawing in 1988. Since 1989 she has been Division Chair of the Fine Arts and also Director of the Simon Michael Gallery at Coastal Bend College where she has taught since 1981.
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Extensive travel in Europe, particularly the six month Sabbatical in France, opened many avenues for her work. Through the tutelage of her friend and mentor Robert Willson, she was afforded the opportunity to blow glass at the A.R.S. Murano glass factories in Venice, Italy, during 1996 and 1997. An enriching experience to say the least.
Her works can be found in many private and permanent collections
throughout the States, Canada, Cayman Islands and France.
She is represented by various galleries and is listed in many
Who´s Who publications along with a Charter Member of the
National Museum of Women in the Arts. Jayne was nominated
Texas Artist of the Year for 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.
Her vehicle of expression can be found in either paint or hot glass. Light and color, along with a return to nature, for the expression of her sensibilities, are her major concerns.