Editor’s note: This month, members of Vashon’s tight-knit community of artists have said goodbye to one of its comrades and companions in making the island’s art scene vibrant. Jayne Quig’s creativity and friendship will be missed by many, as her luminous presence lives on in her works of art.
The Vashon arts community has lost Jayne Quig, a well-known artist whose mediums were watercolor, pastels and printmaking.
Jayne contributed to many Vashon art events for over 40 years. She was a member of Barnworks for more than 30 years, participating in two shows a year.
She always contributed to the art auction at Vashon Center for the Arts. She also participated in the VIVA Art Tour for several years.
Jayne first started painting with watercolors, then colored pencils, and for the last 20 years, she concentrated on pastels.
For the past two years, she tried a new medium of alcohol inks. She enjoyed trying new forms and mediums. She was once a member of Quartermaster Press. She showed monoprints with the group at the Tacoma Art Museum. Many monotype prints became the background of her interesting pastel paintings.
Jayne was a signature member of the Northwest Pastel Society. Her paintings received awards.
Perhaps her years of working at the Design Center in Seattle developed her keen eye for composition and color — which developed more following her retirement, in her paintings of seascapes, landscapes, and portraits of her pets.
Her last painting was still on her easel in her studio — a beautiful pastel seascape with the lacelike waves curling towards the land.