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Kehrt, Jane

Glasgow, KY


watercolor paintings, cards, prints

Native Kentuckian Jane Ward Kehrt began her creative career drawing on the baseboard of her bedroom at age three. She was raised in Lexington where she received her BA degree from the University of Kentucky. Kehrt did additional study at Southeast Missouri University, and Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She has studied with nationally known artists Tony Couch and Judy Waggoner, a colleague of Grant Wood.

Kehrt states, “Art is and always has been my source of peace and expression. I cannot remember not being aware of my surroundings - of life teaming around me - and of wanting to communicate the feelings, and all that I see to others. My expression has taken the form of drawing and watercolor painting, which is a medium that is both challenging and humbling to use successfully.”

Kehrt is a juried member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program, the Lexington Art League and is a past member of the Kentucky Watercolor Society. Her wok is in numerous private and corporate collections across the United States as well as Russia, Argentina, Ireland and Guatemala. Kehrt is a full time working artist and also teaches watercolor painting and drawing. She and her husband began printing Gi’Clee print reproductions in 1988, using six color separations and Arches watercolor paper. Her prints have the look and feel of an original with extended archival life.

Works by Jane Ward Kehrt can be found at the Collectors Gallery, and Artique in Lexington, KY;  Barbara Stuart Interiors, Bowling Green, KY; and the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.