12.00"W x 18.00"H x 0.1"D

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Janel Houton


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: impressionist, landscape, summer, fall, massachusetts, england, new, trees, plants, cattail, nature

Media: acrylic on paper, linen

Size: 12"W x 18"H x 0.1"D

Year Created: 2018

One from my series of paintings "Indigenous New England", this is painted in acrylic with brush on flat linen paper.

I paint and draw nature, landscape and animal themes using acrylics, pencil, charcoal, pastel and ink. After initial studies of Art History and Historic Preservation-and nearly ten years living and working in Japan-I went back to study studio art at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts School in 2008. Now my interest and studies in American History, Landscape Architecture, Art History, Japan, and Buddhism serve as themes and subject matter in my art. I am also interested in the complex relationship between humans and history, with nature and our environment. I am drawn to the natural world as a source of joy, inspiration and consolation, which I believe speaks beyond language and culture, universally to all of the earth’s living beings. I find constant inspiration as well as in the local culture and natural surroundings of my home north of Boston, where I live with my daughter and husband. I have won awards for my art in national and international art exhibits, an have been exhibiting in the Boston area, nationally and beyond, since 2010. I am a member of the Artists Group of Charlestown, seARTS of Cape Ann, Massachusetts, the Newburyport Art Association and the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic.

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