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janefirst is CUSTOM DESIGN by Jane Rubin. This is NOT a template.
The Design is in progress. All Paintings and Drawings on this site
will be updated with high resolution images.


Copyright Jane Cohen Rubin 2000 - 2018.


Baseball Player hitting home run; oil on linen; copyright Jane Rubin 2013
More paintings, drawings to be added

ABOVE   Point Shoes   Pencil on paper    1977

ABOVE   First Recital in Childhood was at The First Presbyterian Church of York   Unretouched — distorted — iPhone photo: 2016 — to be shot professionally

My primary focus is painting, but I am a Dancer-Turned-Painter.

As a toddler, during a dance performance, my coordination was noticed and I was put in a ballet class taught by a member of The National Ballet who lived in York, PA. She began pushing me towards a pro dance career and put me on point when I was only 7. She retired in my pre-teens. My focus became visual art. Those are my point shoes, drawn before I had any formal training.

I began playing the piano around age 4-5. I was also being told to make music my career. I did not like playing other people's compositions. As an adult, I have improvised at some clubs, and do some composing.

My Dad was a true musical talent, a clarinetist with beautiful tone. He performed occasionally, but was too self-effacing to do so, regularly. He played at home, for many hours a night. My maternal Grandmother was a talented Painter.