Gallery - Jane Underhill Gallery Watercolor Collection Artist Bio
Jane Underhill holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Minnesota State University, with majors in music and piano. After several years as an educator and as a pioneer in developing televised courses for students, Jane adapted her skills to begin a career in business sales and marketing. Years later, seeking a break from her busy schedule, Jane returned to school to take courses in art, and watercolor in particular. Thus began a turning point in Jane's life in which she has become a prolific artist over the past several years.

In 2007 Jane left Minneapolis, Minnesota, to become a permanent resident of Arizona. She quickly became an active member of the Arizona Watercolor Association taking on a board position and earning her juried status. She has participated in and won awards for her work in many AWA juried member and national exhibitions.

Before moving to Arizona, Jane studied art in Minnesota and was a member of the prestigious Minnesota Watercolor Society and various other arts organizations. There she exhibited in numerous local, regional and national competitions as she developed and refined the aspects of her emerging style.

Soon she was undertaking commissions and presenting several one- and two-person studio shows. In 2006 Jane was selected as the "official artist” for the United States Golf Association's National Amateur Golf Championship which was held at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minneapolis. Jane’s painting commemorated that event and was featured in prints and souvenir cards available to participants and patrons of the tournament. Soon after, Jane became a featured artist for the annual national greeting card competition of the Courage Center, a Minnesota-based non-profit rehabilitation and resource center for the disabled.
Encouraged by her art instructors to participate in various art competitions, Jane entered her work often and was accepted into many exhibitions, including a national magazine cover competition, in which she placed as a finalist.

Now Jane's works hang in both private and public collections around the country. She considers her art a work in progress. Being a life-long learner has equipped her to always strive to improve her skills and learn new techniques in the exciting art of water media. Jane reflects on her passion for watercolor in these words: “Painting has provided me with a wonderful vehicle to express my creativity and has given me a joy and fulfillment I had never imagined.”