Between the years of 1966 and 2011, Jane Karchmar steadily produced the forty-five paintings of her "Series."
Each painting depicts a stage on the spiritual path that we are all following,
each in our own way. Sometimes we move quickly, other times we seem to be on a plateau; but eventually we will reach the final destination that our souls have been yearning and growing towards all along - Enlightenment. It might not be in this life, but it will happen.
Jane Karchmar has been looking after her own salvation with diligence for about fifty years. Her Path still stretches on . . . and on. While on the Path, she has meditated, practised yoga, practised martial arts, studied just about everything, chanted, given birth, painted, and earned a living. The paintings in The Lotus Path are acrylic on masonite and measure around three by four feet, but some vary from this pattern. They are in public and private collections, scattered throughout North America.