Janet Painter

Artist statement

A fascination with and love of nature drives my work. My purpose in painting is to share the beauty that surrounds us by painting everyday scenes and woodland locales. I enjoy painting “en plein air” when seasonally possible, retiring to my studio during the winter months.

As time goes on, I strive to paint with a looser, more impressionistic style with a gentle nod toward my more realistic bent.

I enjoy exploring color harmonies and my response to them. I hope to invite/engage the viewer of my work to explore their sensibilities.

I draw inspiration for my landscape paintings from many places in rural Ohio. I like to explore the use of light and how it defines and endlessly changes the landscape around us. It is a powerful tool that I strive to master.

– Janet Painter