As a child, Jane drew with a pencil. As a commercial art student at the University of Idaho, she explored other media. Study of costume design at Emerson College in Boston, began her professional art career as a teacher and designer of costume for the legitimate theater. Her husband’s career moved them to Montana in 1954 changed her career to motherhood, commission artwork in pencil, pen, acrylic and the enchanting world of stoneware clay.
Jane’s love of nature is shared with feathered and furry friends…capturing a nuance, a mood in painting, illustration, clay sculpture or relief. Her work is in homes, galleries, businesses and trade throughout the U.S. After the pleasure of raising seven wonderful children and her husband’s retirement, the reality of a home-studio in the woods by a creek, shared with feathered and furry friends, did happen. Located only a few miles from Helena, Montana and nestled in the foothills of the Continental Divide…the bond of artist and nature have taken shape.
Jane Beasley founded Bird’s & Beasley’s, a unique art gallery and gift shop located in Downtown Helena, Montana. You’ll find original works of art by Montana artists. We are known for our large variety of gifts in a wide range of prices, plus our excellent customer service.
The artist and birding enthusiast opened the store at age 63 with her husband, Ray. It combined both of Beasley’s passions, offering bird feeders, baths and fresh seed alongside her works of art.
Today, Birds and Beasleys features works from numerous local artists alongside its ever-growing assortment of bird feeders and gifts.
Sady Jane passed away in July 2019 at the age of 89. The store is run and owned by Jane’s daughter, Sandy Shull who has worked and managed the store for many years.
You can purchase Jane’s artwork at Birds & Beasley’s.