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Artist Janet Arsenault


An example of fine art by Janet Arsenault

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.janetarsenault.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $150.00 - $1,500.00
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Biography


   
 
Janet resides in the Catoctin Mountains near Frederick, Maryland where she is involved locally in the arts. With a Bachelor Degree in Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master's Degree from Johns Hopkins in Special Education, Janet has completed her public teaching career in Frederick County. Her most recent teaching assignment prior to retirement enabled her to use her art background. This was a catalyst for her return to painting and further developing as an artist.  Janet's choice to specialize in watercolor painting was first recognized in 2014 when her painting "All Aglow on Market Street" was selected winner of the Frederick Holiday Art completion. Soon after that Janet had a painting selected for the Baltimore Watercolor Society's premier Mid Atlantic Show. She then earned Signature Member status in the Baltimore Watercolor Society. Janet regularly enters her paintings in watercolor society shows as well as other shows, mainly in Maryland, where she has been recognized with awards.
 
Janet's inspiration for painting comes from an obsession with all the aspects of the watercolor medium itself combined with her sensitivity to visual aspects of nature. She frequently explores hiking trails with her husband in local and national parks and continues to to enjoy sports such as rock climbing and cross country skiing. Her paintings are an attempt to capture a personal response to her experiences with nature. Janet divides her time between plein air painting and painting in her studio. This allows for a balance between her planning and experimenting with less constraints, and facing the challenges that come from painting outdoors. Janet questions whether her style when studio or plein air painting will merge or continue to be what she views as different. Either way she finds painting outside and in the studio helps with her creative growth.
 
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