Jane Shank has been a part of the Washington Community since 1989. She is a member of Iowa Artists (region 12), IWOCP Iowa World Organization of China Painters, SEIAST (Southeast Iowa Artist Studio Tour and Iowa Pastel Society.


Jane sold her first painting at age six (a robin in a nest) to a nice neighbor who paid her a firm price of 10 cents.  Drawing, painting, clay-work, and design has always been a part of her identity.  Although she has little formal education she has attended numerous workshops and worked with several mentors to improve her work over time.  Jane enjoys working in oil, watercolor, pastel, and china paint.  As a professional the artist uses her talent as a graphic designer.  Digital art and her photography experience is helpful in the occasional commission request.