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Jane Frendberg

There are many words that have described the career of Jane Frendberg, but the latest and most gratifying is--Artist!  Jane has always loved art and painting, but having the time to continue this pursuit as an adult was difficult.  Life just got in the way.

Jane graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor's degree in Advertising/Communications.  Then life took her from Ohio to Maryland where she became a retail copywriter until she quit work to start a family. Ten years later she returned to Ohio as a single mother of two and her career began again in earnest.  She became an advertising copywriter, an advertising account executive, a marketing director, an intellectual property licensing manager, and, ultimately, a licensing management company owner working with both corporations and artists.

When Jane closed her licensing business in 2011, she faced retirement with a bit of trepidation.  Not being one to sit for long without something to do, she wasn't sure how she was going to fill her time.  She began volunteering, which was fulfilling but not enough to fill the void.  It was only after her son suggested she begin painting again that she decided to give it a try.  Jane had nearly forgotten how much she loved painting until then!  So, after 40 years of not touching a paintbrush for anything other than painting walls, she decided to become a life-long student of art and found what she wants to do for the rest of her life!

Jane now lives in Naples, FL with her husband of 27 years.  She has two children, two step-children and five grandchildren.  She is a member of the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs and the United Arts Council of Collier County.  Two of Jane's paintings were selected to be part of the Color of Humanity's 2015 "Botanicals" juried online art show.  Her artwork can be found on her website, on, and at the Marco Island Center for the Arts retail gift shop.