Jane Barnes

P.O. Box 1570
Julian, CA 92036 760-765-0516


Painter- watercolor

Jane Barnes has not always painted. Her grandmother painted most of her life, but Jane didn’t follow suit until retiring from real estate. That when Jane began studying watercolor under local artist Michelle Crofts and then Ramona artist Nancy Oleksa. Most recently, Julian artist Stan Goudey has been her instructor. Jane counts her husband Woody as her greatest critic.

Jane won a first-place award in the watercolor division from the Ramona Art Guild, and her paintings have shown at the San Diego Water Color Society and regularly show at Julian Arts Guild shows at the Julian Town Hall.

The International Lilac Society has printed a greeting card with her watercolor rendering of purple lilac blooms, and a card with white lilac blooms is pending.

“Except for the occasional mixed media painting,” Jane explains, “I have always painted in watercolor. It remains my favorite medium because of the versatility and transparency of the medium.”