Jane Marquez is a name to remember. Her art is presently being shown in many locations around the Las Vegas area. Her work is in the Women’s Heritage Show at the 5th Street gallery in Las Vegas until May. “Vegas Scapes” is a three artist collection where Jane is featured in the Las Vegas City Hall. She also has work hanging in the Boulder City Art Gallery located in the Boulder Dam Hotel and shows numerous works in other shows around the valley.
Jane’s realistic work is reminiscent of Edward Hopper and Thomas Hart Benton. Her early work consisted mainly of Native American portraits, but recently has found landscapes and architecture an interesting challenge. Her colors are vibrant and blended to soften the effect. The work depicts a strong 30’s influence with an updated twist. She is adept with many media, but tends to favor acrylics and pastels.
In 2005 Jane burst onto the local art scene by winning the coveted KNPR 25th Anniversary poster contest (and $5000 for her effort). Modestly, Jane refers to the contest, amazed her work won. “There were just so many good pieces,” she stated.
Jane was born in Paola, Kansas, raised in Missouri and moved to Florida in her teens. She worked at the Kennedy Space Center and later moved to California. There she met and married Ruben Marquez, a photography artist who is president of the Henderson art gallery, City Lights where he shows his work. The artists have two children.