Jane McFarlen of Wichita will be the first featured guest artist at Gallery 1001 in 2017. An active member of Decorative Artist and the Kansas Wheatheart chapter, McFarlen started painting with landscapes in the style of Dorothy Dent, in 1981. Her baby daughter had a bad accident that year and needed therapy. McFarlen found Sherry Clark to work with the child, who also encouraged Jane to pick up a paintbrush while she was waiting through the therapy sessions. McFarlen was hooked.
After several instructional seminars, she fell in love with birds and wildlife and has even taught decorative painting in Texas and Oklahoma, as well as Kansas.
Gallery 1001 members will host a welcome reception for Jane McFarlen Friday evening, January 13 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Stop by to meet this talented artist and see her work.