Founder Artist

MaryJane Sarvis

MaryJane Sarvis graduated from Bennington College majoring in painting, printmaking and ceramics.

MaryJane Sarvis - NEM Founder Artist

Growing up with a passion for Matisse and the many other colorists who involved textiles in their paintings, she chose to continue her evolution as an artist by developing methods of applying paint and dye to silks and velvets. Along with designing for a few major labels beginning in 1986, she grew her own fine art couture business. Her work is in numerous collections in the USA and around the globe. She's been featured in several publications including Ornament Magazine and has been involved in numerous shows and exhibits over a 25 year career. She's best known for her knowledge and command of color. 

Always enjoying photography for both business and pleasure, MaryJane discovered the IOS system of editing and shooting with an iPhone in 2010. 

Thus began a whole new investigation into color imagery. Documenting the beauty of nature and Vermont, then editing to achieve the look of old oil paintings and textural color studies became a whole new fascination. She's now investigating more abstract and collage work which blend photos of her silk paintings and much more. MaryJane feels that although this new realm of expression is in its infancy both personally and in the Art world, there is an excitement and depth that's palpable. She's also been guest lecturing and teaching in both fields, as well as showing in various galleries and art centers. 

MaryJane lives with her daughter, an up and coming artist/photographer, and their cat on top of a high hill in Vermont, USA. They have a beautiful studio on their land.

Artworks Donated to The New Era Museum