Jane Randall Cleek was born in Alabama in 1985 and grew up on a farm in the east central area of the state.  The granddaughter of an artist, and the great-granddaughter of a Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist, Jane has always felt called to a creative endeavor herself. Jane graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Art History and has spent the last ten years exploring various artistic endeavors. She now spends her creative energies focused solely on painting. Through her paintings, Jane seeks to realistically record the details of that which she renders, whether a creature, person, thing, or place. A careful observer of the small details in her environments, she has always felt that details are foundational to better understanding and processing the world around her. By studying the details in her works, Jane hopes to invite the viewer to also make a practice of studying and savoring the moments in his or her own world as well. Jane currently lives in Mississippi with her husband and four young children. She enjoys spending her days with her family and creating various commissions and works in her studio in the Fondren district of Jackson, Mississippi.


J A N E .

artist statement

As a visual artist, I aspire to communicate an awe for life. Through my work, I seek to celebrate humanity found in the mundane and chaos of everyday existence, and I seek to offer a moment of peace and calm to the viewer. My realistic renderings draw attention to and provoke personal connection to the objects, creatures, people, and places themselves. The goodness of life can be found all around us, and ultimately my intention is to communicate this and offer this through my works.