Jane Buckman grew up in Bucks County, a small community outside of Philadelphia where the arts are strongly supported and artists are highly respected. Among the many influences and role models contributing to her interest in painting was her great, great uncle Edward Hicks, folk artist
and creator of the infamous Peaceable Kingdom series. Jane was encouraged to study painting at a very early age; it was an easy path to take. “Being an artist is who I am, not just what I do’”, says Jane.
While living in Pennsylvania, Jane lived alone in a secluded cabin situated in the mountains, surrounded by streams, lakes and forest. There, she established a respect and love for nature, as well as a greater understanding of herself. She earned both Bachelors and Masters degrees from Pennsylvania State University. While teaching art, she also remained a productive art professional. Jane came to Arizona while on a sabbatical to study and travel the Southwest Region of United
States in 1981.
Drawn to the desert's unique characteristics, Tucson became her home in 1983, and painting has remained her choice of self expression. She returns to Bucks County each summer, often taking side trips, attending workshops in Provincetown, Cape Cod, Massachusetts; New York City, New York; and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Jane’s art is among pieces of collectors, both private and corporate. Her work is among the collections of Hilton Corporation, Claire Brothers Audio. and Impression Designs. Her work has also been part of group shows at numerous galleries, including:
River Gallery, New Hope, PA
Spirit Gallery, Jerome, AZ
Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac, AZ
Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Small World Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Her artwork was included in the Octobre International, which toured in Mexico. Her work can currently be seen at Contreras Gallery in Tucson, Arizona.