Library Balcony Art Gallery

June's artist is Jane Bush. Work will be displayed June 2-30.

Artist Reception will be held Monday, June 4 at 6:00 pm.

Artist Bio

Jane was born in Idaho Falls in 1943. In 1955, her father (William Hatch) took a job in the diplomatic service, taking her family to many interesting places.


Jane went to the International Christian High School in Iran, attended the National College of Art in Ireland, as well as Brigham Young University and the University of Oregon. She earned a BA in art and a MA in art education.


Jane married Vernon Bush in 1965. The couple moved to Eugene, Oregon in 1966 so Vern could finish his architecture studies. Jane worked as a graphic artist for PBS and was later hired by Eugene Public Schools as an elementary art specialist. She traveled to 16 elementary schools to teach.


The Bushes moved to American Fork in 1972. They have three daughters: Sarah (1976), Rachel (1977), and Andrea (1979). From 1974-2012 Jane worked as an adjunct instructor at Westminster College, Salt Lake Institute of Learning, Brigham Young University, and Utah Valley University.


Jane was president of the American Fork Art Board from 1982-1986. In the 1980’s the Bush family became active in the Utah Rock Art Research Association (URARA). They traveled around Utah and the surrounding states looking for Native American petroglyphs. Jane always had a sketch book and tried to record many of these images before they were lost forever. Some of her drawings are included in Utah archeological surveys. Over 1,500 of her drawings are now housed in Princeton University Library’s Western Americana Collection. Her children’s book, “If Rocks Could Talk” is used in many schools in Utah Native American studies.


Jane’s favorite art form is watercolor. Her painting subjects are recognizable, but not photographic.

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