Over the past five years, it has been a pleasure to get to know Jayne Duryea as an artist and friend. She is one of the most versatile artists I know. Her ability to move with fluidity between diverse media such as blown and cast glass, watercolor painting, plasma cut steel sculpture, and oil painting is amazing.
On another note, it is important to acknowledge the accomplishments of Jayne Duryea in building the art department at Coastal Bend College in Beeville. This is a critical aspect of her artistic work. She has been a positive influence on so many young artists by sharing her artistic passions. It is a testimonial to her many talents which make her an art treasure in South Texas.
Jayne has always had a connection to nature and our South Texas area has provided much inspiration. In addition, her travels have offered connections to wonderful environments in Europe and other parts of the world providing even more engaging subject matter.
When you view Jayne's art, you can’t help but be drawn in. As someone who is a sucker for color, Jayne is always singing my song. The vibrancy of her work is uplifting to one’s spirit. She provides energy in each piece as well. Jayne also provides a message in each work to those who take the time to explore. I encourage anyone viewing her works to spend more time with them and let them speak to you. You will be richer for each minute and I know they can provide joy and inspiration.
Joe Schenk, Director
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi