Painter Jane Abrams (February 2013) lives and works in Los Ranchos Village in the north valley near Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her travels to Mexico, Central America, Spain and Asia have introduced exotic subjects into her pulsing, colorful canvases which deal with themes of man and nature. The jungle, with its hidden wonders and mystery, is oftentimes the setting for her work Abrams has won numerous awards including two Senior National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship Grants and has received numerous guest artist invitations and residency awards over the past 25 years, such as those in Canada and the United States. She has been the recipient of recent residencies at the Julia and David White Artists’ Colony in Cuidad Colon, Costa Rica in 2002, the Robert M. MacNamara Foundation, Westport Island, Maine in 2005 and in 2006 the residency at the Fundacion Valparaiso in Maojacar, Spain. Jane Abrams is Regents’ Professor Emeritus from the University of New Mexico where she taught painting and drawing from 1971 until 1993. Her work is included in public collections across the United States and in London, Costa Rica and Spain. She continues to exhibit her work and paint her studio in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque.