Size: 11.75"W x 12.75"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2018
This is a life study. This was painted in a beautiful north light filled studio. Dara, the model is a professional ballet dancer. She visits the Hudson Valley for her family and I am lucky that she comes to pose for me. She is strong, and holds her elegant poses with ease. The way the light fell on her, and then wrapped around her is what inspired me throughout the painting session. The model posed for 3 hours.
Janet is an award winning, professional fine artist who is passionate about painting. Born and raised in Staten Island, NY, Janet went to High School of Art & Design in NYC. After graduating Pratt with a BFA in painting Janet worked as a graphic designer for major name brand manufacturers in NY creating packaging, catalogs, and websites. Through this period she never stopped painting. Currently Janet is painting events every weekend mainly in the NY tristate area. Her studio has taken over the living areas of the house. Janet serves on the board of directors at the Orange County Arts Council and is an advocate for local arts in her community. She runs a figure drawing group at the Seligmann Center and Milkweed Community space in Sugarloaf, NY. Janet is also passionate about being outdoors, gardening, and cooking.