12.00"W x 9.00"H x 0.1"D

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Janel Houton


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: oahu, honolulu, sea, realism, blue, expressionistic, representational, turtle, hawaii, oceans, fish, endangered

Media: mixed, media

Size: 12"W x 9"H x 0.1"D

Year Created: 2018

I drew this with endangered animals in mind, Honu is turtle in Hawaiian, and having lived in Hawaii for a time I sometimes paint and draw Hawaiian themes, as well as animals. This was drawn with pencil, ink and pastels.

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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