Welcome to Jane Karchmar's Visionary Art Studio

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The “Series” symbolizes my spiritual journey from 1966 to the present

To read my General Introduction, please click here: INTRODUCTION

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Please scroll down and click on the 'thumbnails' below
to see the paintings in more detail, plus a description & statement

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NEW!   Please click here to read my illustrated story: THE TALE OF AMARU

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And NOW -- The Books! Please click here to preview:
The Lotus Path              The Tale of Amaru

Jane Karchmar

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No.1: Impasse
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No.2: Waiting
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No.3: Broken Dishes
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No.4: The Observer
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No.5: The House of Cards
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No.6: Girl with Dolls
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No.7: Two in a Dark Wood
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No.8: Girl in the Arch
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No.9: Girl Sewing
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No.10: Girl Sleeping
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No.11: Girl with Sword
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No.12: Girl in the Water
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No.13: Girl Listening
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No.14: Girl Running
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No.15: Girl with Masks
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No.16: Girls and Horses
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No.17: Sand Woman
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No.18: Baby Dancer
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No.19: Girl Climbing No.20: Two Women at War
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No.21: On a Tightrope
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No.22: The Three Ages of Women No.23: Girl With Boxes No.24: Whirling No.25: The Flute Player
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No.26: Spirit Dancer No.27: What is the Meaning of Life? No.28: She Finds Treasures in the Desert No.29: Love is the Breath of Life
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No.30: The Door
No.31: Alone
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No.32: Surrender
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No.33: Mandala of Life No.34: The Lady and the Tiger
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No.35: The Bodhisattva Vow
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No.36: FLying Blind No.37: The Oasis
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No.38: Girl Meditating
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No.39: Girl Unplugged No.40: Girl Playing
No.41: Cutting the Braid No.42: The Hug No.43: The Duet No.44: The Burning Bush No.45: The Mother|


No.46: The Gift


No.47 etc

In Progress

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INTRODUCTION

The group of paintings to which I now refer simply as “The Series” was begun in 1966. Of course, at the time I had no idea I was beginning a series! These paintings have come to represent chapters of a life of searching and, hopefully, of growth.

Many years ago, I put out a request to the Universe to use me as a channel for Teachings. I had no idea what form this would take. Then an image came to me for a painting, and it was so compelling that I painted it. The images kept coming, and I kept painting, but it was not until I had completed five or six that I finally “got it” These were the Teachings . . . And the images are still coming.

In the beginning, we are at an impasse--we want something more in life, but perhaps we don't know it or can't see it. Nevertheless, if we reach out and begin to search, we have taken the first step on a long, long journey. Sometimes we waste a lot of time trying this and that--everything except the thing we must do to take the next important step. We slowly begin to become aware in various ways. The journey is full of switchbacks and false starts, plateaus and disappointments. And there are times when we just can't keep up with our own growth, and stumble over our own feet like adolescents in a growth spurt.

I have not attempted to explain the paintings, but simply to provide the odd hint. I am still seeing new meanings, in some cases years later.

One might say these are typical “Aquarian Age” paintings, concerned as they are with personal transformation. I like to think so, as I am myself an Aquarian. The hope of this age is that mankind shall come into its own as fully self-actualized humankind. To this end, we must each of us “look after our own salvation with diligence.”

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