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Mary Jane JessenMary Jane Jessen   BFA, AFC Mary Jane Jessen
Contemporary environmental paintings
Mary Jane Jessen was born in Moncton, NB and moved to Victoria, BC with her family in 1969. She was always drawing and painting as a child and began taking private art lessons in the early 1970s. Over the years, she has studied in several art institutions including Victoria College of Art, North Island College Campbell River and Vancouver Island University. In addition to this, she studied painting with Victor Arcega for three years. In 2002, she graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design with a Bachelor of Fine Art in the Visual Arts.

In 2008, Mary Jane’s work entered into the international art market, which has taken her message of climate change to Italy and France. She is a signature member of the Artists for Conservation Foundation, and she supports young artists through the Gabriola Elementary School Art Club program, as well as conducting school tours for the Nanaimo Art Gallery.

Support for Conservation:
2005 & 2009
Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, Oceans of Art Retreat
The proceeds from the paintings donated to the Oceans of Arts Gallery go towards the BMSC Public Education Program's bursary fund. See K7: The Crying Orca.

New Society Publishers (Douglas & Mcintyre, Vancouver)
I have been a freelance book designer for New Society publishers (NSP) since 2004. New Society's mission is to publish books that contribute in fundamental ways to building an ecologically sustainable and just society, and to do so with the least possible impact upon the environment.

Organization Membership:
  • 2008 - Artists for Conservation
    A non-profit, international organization dedicated to the celebration and preservation of the natural world.
  • 2003 - CARFAC (Canadian Artists Representation)
    Canadian Artists Representation (CARFAC) is incorporated federally as a non-profit corporation that is the national voice of Canada's professional visual artists. As a non-profit association and a National Art Service Organization, our mandate is to promote the visual arts in Canada, to promote a socio-economic climate that is conducive to the production of visual arts in Canada, and to conduct research and engage in public education for these purposes.



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