I refer to these paintings as Color Zones. Zones refer to the bands of color which are sheets of acrylic painted BFK Rives paper. Some edges are cut, some painted, and some cast shadows.

With a shift in the viewer’s position, interference pigment will alter a specific color.

Color Zones project out an inch from the wall reflecting tinted shadows onto the wall.

Each color relationship reads boldly from a distance, while upon closer inspection, more subtle color interaction becomes visible.

I aim for the effects to surpass
optics and influence emotions.

Outspoken Orange
acrylic on paper/hardboard
24 1/4 x 12 inches, 2016

This work was featured in
"Our Voices"
Kingston Gallery
450 Harrison Ave, Boston
August 3 to 28, 2016

Daring Diarylide
acrylic on paper/hardboard
6 x 6 inches, 2015

Daring Diarylide was featured in Jane's solo show
All About Color
Kingston Gallery, Boston
November 4 to 29, 2015

Assured Azure
acrylic on paper/hardboard
18 x 12 inches, 2013

Derek Leka awarded Assured Azure second place in the 33rd Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show, October 2013. Out of 500 entries he selected work which
"kept with the spirit that color has the power to move us psychologically, emotionally, and intellectually. I was drawn to the works where the use of color was the primary subject.
I am referring to the way a group of colors work together as a whole, rather than the use of any single color. I then looked to the works that created an atmosphere, mood and experience through color alone."

Obbligato Orange
18 x 6 inches

Ian Alveteer, Assistant Curator Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York wrote:

"Jane Lincoln’s elegant and abstracted Color Zones bring to mind the work of painters of the 1960s and ‘70s such as Ellsworth Kelly, Brice Marden, or Blinky Palermo, who used solid planes of color to represent the world around them (Kelly’s canvases in particular are grounded in observed reality, whether the curve of the page of a book or a landscape glimpsed from a train window). The push and pull of various colors as they interact with one another is brought gracefully to life in Lincoln’s layered work – each area of color is a separately painted stratum she then carefully collages."

Alvateer awarded this painting second place in the 32nd Annual Faber Birren Color Award Show at the Stamford Art Association in September of 2012. Over four hundred entries were received and three awards were presented.


Tall Violet
148 x 42 inches
Provincetown Art Association
and Museum, 2011

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Surreal Cerulean, acrylic on paper/hardboard,36 x 24 inches, 2021
This work is on exhibit in "Visions/Revisions" at the Cape Cod Museum of Art
April 22 to August 1, 2021


Youthful Yellow, acrylic on paper/hardboard, 22 x 18 inches, 2018

Lively Lilac, acrylic on paper/hardboard,14 x11 inches, 2018

Pink Link, acrylic on paper/hardboard, 24 1/4 x 12 inches, 2015

Pink Link was in "Danforth Art Annual: 2016 Juried Exhibition"
at the Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA from June 19 to August 21, 2016

Reddened Earth, acrylic on paper/hardboard, 14 x 18 inches, 2017
The brown color is identical in both vertical stripes as is evident in the connection across the bottom.

Distant Gold
, acrylic on paper/hardboard, 6 x 6 inches, 2017
A return to landscape work brought digital photography into some paintings.

High Tide, acrylic on paper/hardboard, 6 x 6 inches, 2017