Visual Arts: Painting
ARTIST'S STATEMENT: "My paintings are an exploration of visual communication through the use of minimal subject matter to address complex emotions and ideas. Experimentation in a variety of mediums and techniques keeps my work fresh and makes the creative process challenging and exciting. My most recent passion is alcohol inks. The fluid nature of the medium directs the abstract process while the artist maintains control of all the elements and principals of composition and design.”
MEDIUMS: Full body of work in all media - Alcohol Ink (current), Acrylic, Oil Stick, Ink Drawings, Oil Pastel and Dimensional Mixed Media paintings
EDUCATION and ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT:
Bachelors - (Art/ Music/ Philosophy Interdisciplinary) - Univ of West Florida, Pensacola
Independent Study (drawing, design and painting) - Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL
Advanced Training (ceramics and painting) - Fine Line Arts Center, St. Charles, IL
Teacher (Certified Substitute) – High School Level Art, St. Charles, IL (1996-2004)
Director (Applications & Registration)- St. Charles Fine Art Show, St. Ch, IL (2002-07)
Juror & Jury Coordinator - St. Charles Fine Art Show, St. Charles, IL (2003-07)
Curator/Organizer - Yellow House Artists, Inaugural Event (2007)
Judge - District Competition, Naperville, IL, (2008)
Exhibit Consultant & Graphic Designer - Town Center Art Gallery, Batavia, IL (2010-12)
Instructor (Demo and Workshop) - Wayne Art League, Wayne, IL (2014)
Presence Provena Medical Center Foundation, Aurora, IL
Stussi, Inc., Geneva
POINTS OF INTEREST: Janet's paintings have been featured in these television series
The Beast 2009 (on A&E)
The Boss 2012 (on STARZ)
Chicago Fire 2013 (on NBC)
Best of Show 2006 Colorful Expressions, Fine Line Art Center
Best of Show 2007 Public Art Competition, Naperville Art League
First Place 2008 Public Art Competition, Naperville Art League
Award of Merit 2011 Member Show, Naperville Art League
Honorable Mention 2016 Attention to Detail, Bloomingdale Museum
(2007-08-09) Norris Cultural Arts Center, St. Charles IL,"Vicinity"
(2008-09-10) St. Charles Fine Art Show, St. Charles IL
(2009-10-11-12) Geneva Arts Fair, Geneva IL
(2008) Wheaton Fine Art Fair, Wheaton IL
(2009) Riverwalk Fine Art Fair, Naperville IL
(2010) Cantigny Art Fair, Wheaton IL (Amdur Productions)
(2011) Cantigny Art Fair, Wheaton IL (EM Productions)
(2010) St. Charles Country Club, St. Charles IL, "ARTtitude"
(2012) St. Charles Arts Council, St. Charles IL, "NeXt Gallery"
(2012) (sub)URBAN ART WALK, Naperville, IL
(2013) Water Street Studios, Batavia IL, "Winter Show"
(2014) Aurora Public Art Commission, Aurora, IL, "Women"
(2016) Bloomingdale Park District Museum, Bloomingdale, IL “Attention to Detail”
SOLO and INVITATIONAL EXHIBITS:
(2004) St. Charles Public Library, St. Charles, IL
(2009) Elgin Art Showcase, Elgin IL, "Art on the Eight", an Artists' Salon
(2011) Kavanagh Gallery, Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles IL, "Art 2011"
(2011) St Charles Arts Council, St. Charles IL, "Art at Home"
(2012) Downtown St. Charles Partnership, St. Charles IL, "Art Around the Corner"
(2014) Gallery of Nature, Wasco, IL
(2014) If These Walls Could Talk, Aurora, IL
(2016) Healing Gallery, Presence Provena St Joseph Hospital, Elgin, IL