Size: 24"W x 24"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2018
This was painted plein-air in Yaddo Gardens this past June. Yaddo Gardens was built by the Trask family, it is right off the NY State Thruway, I think exit 14 in Saratoga Springs. Beautifully maintained, and wonderfully rich, diverse gardens. I was teaching a workshop there in Saratoga, and afterwards I stayed on to paint in the gardens with my friend. Yes, that is a sculpture in the garden on the lower left hand side. It was early June, and the gardens had a early spring glow. I'm a gardener myself, and was inspired by this rich, diverse, historic garden.
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.