Live and Let Live! Jane Seymour appearance at the Short Hills Mall This Weekend

By mark-slade February 29, 2012

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actress Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour Returns to Short Hills This Weekend for Art Show Actress-artist to show her art along with son’s photographs this weekend at Wentworth Gallery at the Short Hills Mall.

By Laura Griffin

Jane Seymour is probably best known for her role as Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman and her role as Solitaire in Live and Let Die (one of my earliest crushes), but a lot of her fans know that her art has moved beyond the small or big screen and onto canvas. While she loves acting, Seymour said painting is the art she does for herself – and, often now, for others. “It’s my Zen experience,” she told Patch recently. “It’s how I communicate my thoughts and my feelings and not just those of a character I’m playing. When I’m painting, the whole world disappears.”

This weekend, fans of her work can not only see her paintings, sketches and sculptures at the Wentworth Gallery at The Mall at Short Hills, but they can meet the actress-artist as well. Seymour will visit the gallery for the opening of her latest show – and first show with her eldest son Sean Flynn, a photographer – on Friday and Saturday (March 2 and 3).

She has found that having an in-home painting studio has been a way not only to show how she values art but a way to connect to her teenagers as well, she said. While Seymour is still hard at work acting – her more recent credits include Wedding Crashers, a Law & Order SVU episode and a yet-to-be released movie, Austenland – it is painting that grounds her. She carries small canvases and art supplies for her downtime in hotels, she said. Among the 80 or 90 pieces in the show, collectors will find seascapes, landscapes, portraits and flowers, often a single, bright, vivid flower, and, of course, her signature Open Hearts, which has inspired a foundation and a line of jewelry, as well as paintings and sculptures.

Seymour will be at the Wentworth Gallery at The Mall at Short Hills from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday and from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday.

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