Jane Sutherland was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and her MFA from Mexico City College, Mexico  (now Universidad de las Americas, Puebla),  She is also an alumna of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Residency Program.    


I choose subjects that interest me intuitively or that I am drawn to, or that I admire; and I concentrate on the details and slightest variations in color and light in order to show how extraordinary are things we think we know and take for granted.  The process of painting and drawing for me is closely linked to the subject and what it may signify from its physical properties to its meanings, associations and memories.