About - Jane Victoria Farley
Jane in Mill Valley


Artist, Photographer and Art Therapist

Originally from North Beach in San Francisco, Jane is a nationally recognized and award winning artist, photographer and art therapist. Jane loves the free and revealing nature of abstract as well as the meditative quality of realism.  

In March 2020, Jane was selected to be one of the participating artists for the 18th Annual Sonoma Plein Air Festival (September 7-12, 2020)"What an absolute honor to be invited to paint alongside such amazing artists! I am deeply grateful and inspired! Thank you Sonoma Plein Air Festival folks!" 

In 2019, Jane founded  Marin Plein Air: Urban and Landscape Drawing and Painting Meetup to encourage local artists to get outside, make friends and paint together. Jane and her group members can be seen outside with their easels painting in Sausalito, Mill Valley, Tiburon, Stinson and Muir Beach, Tennessee Valley, China Camp and Sonoma and Napa.

In 2018, Jane was inspired to capture the essence of her old neighbourhood in honor of the place where she grew up. Over a six-week period, Jane created over 25 original oil paintings for a series called, 'North Beach in S.F.' The paintings were well received and shown at a local gallery, cafes and ended up in a USA Today article and art walk solo video tour.

Jane lives in Sausalito and continues to work as a child, teen and family therapist in Marin. Jane has over 20 years of experience assisting children, teens and families in healing from depression, anxiety and painful life experiences. For more information, you can visit Jane's work website: www.expressivehearts.com.

"Art transcends all human boundaries. It is a gift of almost inexplicable, magical energy. When our hearts, through our senses, are touched by art, our lives are enhanced." - R. MacDonald


MS Psychology CSUC (licensed MFT, DBT & Art Therapy)

Academy of Art San Francisco, San Francisco Art Institute

Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy

Workshops and Conferences:

'Nocturnal Paris' with Casey Baugh (2020) - cancelled

'Intellect and Passion' with Ken Auster online (2020)

Portrait Painting mentorship with Scott Waddell (2019)

Vermeer Master Painting with Michael John Angel in Yorkshire (2019)

Portrait Painting at Florence  Studio with Cesar Santos (2019)

Portrait Painting at BACAA with Kamille Correy (2018)

Portrait and Figure Painting at Florence Academy of Art with Jura Bedic (2017)

PACE - Plein Air Conference in San Francisco (2019)

FACE - Figurative Art Conference in Miami (2018)

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