Janet Schwartz, CA
My work includes a cross-section of subjects that explore different media (mostly pastels, oils, and charcoal), varied palettes, the variation of light on nature and architecture, and artistic style. Despite my need to explore diverse themes, I am consistently drawn to bold images, dramatic light, contrast and deep perspective. My work depicts my strong interest in painting rainy, blurry, realistic and impressionistic subjects. I am particularly drawn to the chaos and unexpected beauty of urban and nocturnal landscapes. A recent move to the Northshore has inspired a renewed interest in painting boats and other nautical subjects.
Trained as an art teacher, it wasn’t until five years ago that I had the time to return to art, this time with passion and conviction. I currently divide my time teaching art and creating and exhibiting my work throughout New England. My workshops focus on the importance of value and composition in painting.