Mixed Media Artist, North Reading, MA
Janis finds joy in layering and combining mediums on various substrates: “I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I’m working on and follow my muse to find the way to my own original art.”
Janis is familiar with a wide range of mediums and processes of studio and fine arts with special skills in decorative painting and well versed in hand-carving soft block and various printmaking methods, collage, polymer clay and textile art.
BS Human Services, New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH (now Southern New Hampshire University); A.A. in Liberal Arts, Cape Cod Community College, Barnstable, MA; Classes in Drawing, Studio Arts, Painting (acrylics) and Sculpture and many Textile Art technique classes.
Completed extensive coursework in Interior Design/Interior Architecture at UC Berkeley, SF, CA. Credits earned in Drafting; Elements of Design; Rapid Visualization; History of Architecture, Interiors and Decorative Arts I and II; and Color Theory.
Janis’ textile art is exhibited internationally and locally. She is a Juried Artist Member of SAQA and a member of SDA and Joined By Stitch. Born in Melrose, MA, lived on Cape Cod and San Francisco, CA, she currently lives in North Reading, Massachusetts.
Out Of The Blue, Textile Collage