Magazine article Southwest Art

Female Artists: Jane Haher

Magazine article Southwest Art

Female Artists: Jane Haher

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FIVE YEARS ago Jane Haher retired from her career as a plastic surgeon, moved to Santa Fe from Manhattan, and devoted her considerable eye for beauty toward creating timeless works of art. "I want to capture the soul and essence of things of delight and beautythings that are uplifting," Haher says.

Haher is a firm believer in the idea that an artist should be able to paint all genres, and her body of work reflects this creative approach. She is equally gifted at portraying a complex urban scene featuring multiple figures in an ice-skating rink surrounded by New York City skyscrapers as she is at depicting a southwestern desert. Her wide-ranging skills stem from studying painting at New York's Pratt Institute and years of painting in her spare time.

Living in Santa Fe has afforded an array of intriguing subject matter, Haher says. …

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