Jane Molinelli began her work in visual arts as a fiber artist. She studied floor-loom weaving and tapestry weaving at the Penland School of Crafts, then studied fabric design at the Fashion Institute in NYC. While living in New York, she had a business producing silk batik as yardage for designers or for making into scarves or one-of-a-kind garments sold to shops and individual clients.
“I have always been in love with color, but the energy and rhythm that painting can convey has always intrigued me. At a young age, I began to gravitate to the contemporary section of any art museum I visited. The vitality, immediacy, and depth of emotion spoke to me like no other. My art is non-objective. Rather than painting a scene, capturing a portrait, or abstracting an object, I try to convey a moment, a memory, a thought, or feeling. My art relies on line, mark, color, energy, and rhythm to communicate with the viewer in an inner language without words. “