Please join us for wine, cheese, and fabulous conversation as we celebrate the work of Janet Pearlman. Free & open to the public.
Janet began her painting auspiciously: in 1977 in serendipitous meetings, she was encouraged to paint by New York Times Art Critic, Harry Holtzman. From 1985- 2002 she studied with Lena Marchi, Abstract Expressionist painter in MA; with Carla Mattioli, exploring the artistic approach of Rudolph Steiner using watercolor on wet, along with classes with others and much painting in both media.
In 2014 Janet deepened her skill with well known local artist Isabelle Abbot in a class in Plein Air technique. Throughout the forty years of painting, she immersed herself in varied forms of inner development, developing her craft with paint as an expression of this vibrant inner life. Currently, she creates work in Crozet, VA, and sells and shows her work throughout the area.
For most of us scenes of nature can evoke feelings of connectedness to relaxation and wholeness. When I paint landscapes, I reach for the power to touch others with this sweet resonance. As I gaze upon the landscape, I tune into the beauty and vitality that arises.
Impulses flow; I put down color, stroke and mark. Inside me it is as if an inner companion is whispering in my ear, directing my arm. I listen, and I am inspired for the next stroke, for how to improve the piece. I paint, I rest, apply layers. I refocus, look and feel into each stage of the developing work. My painting process teaches me about living: I am shown what to do, given what I need. So much magnificence is provided all around me, there to receive and enjoy. A viewer recently put it this way, “When I look at your landscapes, I feel an intriguing blend of vibrancy and tranquility. You created a place I want to step into.” –Beverly G 2015 and another ” Your work conveys… the reality that the world is a blend somehow of spirit and form, emotion and a place to live.” I want viewers to feel the beauty of the scene and perhaps find a taste of celebration.