JANE WHEELER – ARTIST

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Jane WheelerJane Wheeler is a San Diego, mixed-media & mosaic artist whose rhythmic style blends the organic with a fresh splash of color. Her designs communicate inspiration, joy, balance, and transformation. Jane uses a vivid and joyful palette of colors and is focused on brightening everyday life. She enjoys working with clients to make custom one-of-a-kind personal creations for their environments as well as transforming communities and school environments through art projects.

She strives to create timeless testaments to the power and beauty of art. For Jane, art is precious because it signifies energy, and creation. She places it for our eyes to see and our hearts to grow.

Jane derives inspiration from living and traveling abroad where she has developed a base of ideas, compositions, aromas, cultures, and color combinations she uses when she creates. She also gains inspiration from her husband, two children, bike riding by the sea, and over 20 years of yoga. Jane is most creative when hunting for treasures to put in her next mosaic or working like an alchemist in her studio while listening to yoga music.

Bringing art alive in the community is important to Jane. “Beautify the World” is her motto. As founder of the Bird Rock Artist Guild she promotes the creative and artistic side of life through local art events.

Visit the series of 5 Mosaic Benches of Bird Rock outside the Bird Rock Coffee Roasters , next to Bird Rock Art Nest Gallery and along La Jolla Boulevard!

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Anne Telford Poetry

Jane, Jane, how does your garden grow?
With fountains, and tiles, &
benches, & art.
With the eye of an artist & the heart of an angel,
every thing you touch
is enriched & brightened,
one sharp glass shred
after another,
shells plucked from the sand
& meshed with
silver charms, exotic foreign glasses,
marbles clear & bright.
Organic shapes
swirl beneath your fingers,
creating timeless testaments
to the power and beauty of art.
For you, art is precious
because it is energy, it is creation.
But you place it for our eyes to see &
our hearts to grow.
Jane, Jane, how does your garden grow?
With messages of hope.

Happy Birthday my friend! Love, Anne


“Buddha” by Kaitlin Wheeler Video Artist

A Suitable Balance

A Poem by Steve Orr
(for Jane, on her 50th)

Life's difficult path makes us travel
Between the weight of woes and insensate matter.
Upon reality's anvil spirits become gravel
While pressing cares many souls will shatter.

A maddening task, to navigate betwixt the two
And not merely survive, but truly live,
For too sane a view washes the colors flat,
Erasing the beauty that life would give.

The sparkling light in the cup of Bacchus
Reflects the wild awe of nature's secret.
To capture that ineffable mystery -- Impossible!
Yet dancers catch and release art and poetry.

So dance in the sea of troubles,
Splash folly in the face of care,
Laugh at the hammer of worry,
Soar joyfully into the air.

A love is needed not quite rational
To write, to draw, to love -- to create --
Poised between what might be and the actual,
Helping others move from gray to the infinite.

A natural madness is a delicate balance,
Neither overburden'd, nor oversane,
Seeking wonder at the borderlands,
Bringing home beauty back to us again.