Size: 30"W x 30"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
I created this piece at a time when I was working on composition and looking at the figurative work of Richard Diebenkorn. It feels very California to me. I hired my friends neighbor to come sit for me a few days.
I run a life drawing group, and work with a model on a weekly basis. It is a treat for me when I have my own model, props, poses and lighting conditions in my studio. This orange chair always inspires me and is in several of my paintings. I am happy with the painterly quality of this pieces, sort of an unfinished look, but that allows for expression in the brushstrokes. I also like the pose of the model. She is strong, bright and looking for something. Looking past the viewer out the open door. I was really interested in breaking up the space with the shifting planes of the figure, and creating strong composition moving towards abstraction.
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.