Jane Kenyon

Medium: Fibre

Region: Vancouver Coast & Mountains


Jane Kenyon was born in Canada in 1953. She began her career as a medical doctor in 1979 and practiced until the early 1990’s, however she was always drawn to a life in the arts. Kenyon has studied a wide variety of paint and mixed media techniques, but fibre is her passion, and she has explored weaving, dyeing, surface design, and all forms of stitching.
Currently, Kenyon is exploring the creation of cloth with stitch only, Thread Painting.
This requires a foundation (stabilizer) on which to stitch that can be dissolved at the end of the project. Working in this way, the artist is essentially drawing & painting with thread, instead of using other traditional painting mediums. Thread Painting creates exceptional detail and texture that is not possible with any other technique and Kenyon is exploring both the natural and the urban world in her present imagery.
Kenyon’s artwork, including fibre, works on paper and on canvas, can be found in corporate and private collections in Canada and the U.S., as well as the Canada Council Art Bank, Saskatchewan Art Bank collections, Canadian Embassy in Seoul, the Korean Craft Museum and the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel. Eleven of her fibre panels can be found in the Indigo Bistro, in the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel in downtown Vancouver.