About

ABOUT WHITNEY JAYNE

I was born in Seattle, but spent most life from the age of 9 and up in Utah, where I graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Art, and a minor in Women and Gender studies and Psychology. I am now so happy to be back in the PNW, creating my unique, mixed-media art (usually layers of digital paint, acrylic, pastel, wax, and more), and creating/leading a lot of cool projects that you can find on this site!

You’ll find that the heart of each project, and truthfully my drive as an artist, is fueled by one simple word . . . CONNECTION . . . because connection is the precursor to caring, and caring is the precursor to action. Through a couple of life’s grueling challenges, I have come to believe that connection is the entire point of existing, and the one thing that can heal our broken world. I believe we must fight against hate, fear and discrimination, by fighting for love, inclusion, and connection. With so much dividing us, this can seem daunting, but I believe there is always a way, and that small things can make a big difference. That’s why I’ve chosen to use my art to help foster connections to each other, animals, and the environment, and to empower, raise awareness, and donate a portion of all proceeds to causes that do the same. It is my hope that my art and projects will not only make a difference, but that it may also inspire introspection in others on how we might all use our own gifts to bring our world closer together.

BACKGROUND / CREDENTIALS

2015 – present

Featured artist:
Projects / Creator

Treasures4Travelers,

Campaigns4Causes,

Art4Activists

Member

Portland Saturday Market (the highly competitive, world-famous, largest outdoor artist market)

2010-2015

Featured Artist/Speaker/Commentator
Projects / Creator

Wrote, illustrated, published Ballerina Boots

Education

Graduated Utah State with Bachelors in Fine Art