Artists speak their own specialized language through their creations. Words can never replicate the direct experience of interacting with a work of art. And yet, increasingly, the world of commerce demands verbal solicitations, written by artists, in the form of statements, biographies, and grant applications.
As a writer with a significant visual art background, I know that the gift of language, like art, is its ability to illustrate thoughts. My work with artists helps them to articulate the inspiration living inside their work. The more plain you make yourself on the page, the clearer your ideas become—and the better the world around you understands your creative efforts.
There’s an added benefit to this process as well: A sincere exploration through language always cycles back to the work itself. Why not use all the tools at your disposal to describe and create your most compelling ideas?
“It's been a LONG, long time since anyone has taken such care to read and understand the nuances of my writing. Jane helped me to alternate between visual and verbal language with much more ease. I've always been a believer in listening to and crafting ‘the voice in your head’ because those words have such a profound influence on one's interaction with the world. Working with Jane gave me the skills and the confidence to create the book I want to read!”
“Jane’s an ingenious editor! She made my artist statement so much clearer; her editing made each word remaining more important and powerful. Working with her taught me so much. Jane’s wisdom, forthright nature, and intellectual generosity repeatedly make a difference.”
“Jane’s professional words of encouragement have helped me break out of a shell I didn't know I was in. Her feedback pushed me to explore the attic and basement of my philosophy, rather than relaxing in the living room. Thank you, again, for being there for me while my work was developing.”