Join us for First Fridays as we celebrate the art of Janet Pearlman, whose work will be on display up on the mezzanine for the month of June. This event is free and open to the public.
In her impressionistic-style landscapes, Janet Pearlman uses color in a unique way to draw the viewer into a visual adventure. Incorporating themes of harmony and ease, her paintings reflect an expanding mastery of the uplifted spirit. Taking cues from our native locations, she begins each painting with a fresh mind, improvising with hue and texture. Her paintings are energized by a curiosity for where this visual journey will culminate.
Janet began her painting career in 1977 when she encountered and was encouraged by New York Times Art Critic Harry Holtzman. She has since studied intensively with two artists: Lena Marchi, an Abstract Expressionist painter in Massachusetts, and Carla Mattioli, a certified teacher in Rudolph Steiner’s method of using watercolor on wet. More recently, Ms. Pearlman learned the Plein Air technique from local artist Isabelle Abbot.
Throughout her forty-one years of painting practice, she has immersed herself in many and varied forms of personal growth, developing her craft with paint as an inspired expression of this vital inner life. Currently, she creates work in Crozet, Virginia, and sells and shows throughout the area.