I have lived in the Kansas City area since earning my bachelors degree from the University of Kansas. My studio is in the River Market District of Kansas City, Missouri. I have had numerous solo exhibitions and participated in group shows regionally and nationally.
I am represented by galleries in the Midwest and more recently in Philadelphia. My work is in both public and private collections.
My primary medium is oil on canvas. I use my own photographs as a starting point for the evening and rainy urban landscapes for which I am best known. Although my work borders on photorealism that classification is not quite accurate. I often add, remove and rearrange objects and change colors to make a statement or achieve an effect. The result is a certain moment in time but moody, evocative and open to interpretation.
When the light of day fades, Jane Pronko searches for inspiration in the night. The veteran Kansas City painter enjoys a broad audience for her nocturnal scenes of city streets and tranquil roads. Executed in a representational style-they are too painterly to be called "photo-realist"--her oil and oil pastel paintings are represented in museum and corporate collections throughout the Kansas City area and beyond. Much of Pronko's success can be attributed to her ability to achieve a universal romantic appeal that simutaneously speaks to viewers on a personal level. Her work is easy to like-not obscure or decadent, but relevant and intelligible. It has found approval from a wide audience; both a demanding art world and the general public. (Quotes from an article by Robin Trafton in the Kansas City Star, 9.10.2004).
Jane's work is in numerous public and private collections including the Sheldon Museum of Art.