Artist Janie Ball

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Charleston, South Carolina native, JANIE BALL, has earned a national reputation for fine art paintings, which evoke her deep Lowcountry roots.  Ball’s childhood was spent among the city’s historic buildings and on nearby barrier islands surrounded by, tidal creeks, lush marshes and the Atlantic Ocean.  Her late grandmother’s legacy as a local painter fueled Ball’s inherent interest in the arts, and today her works are heavily influenced by the rich colors and textures of the architectural and natural environments, which shaped her visual world.
From her home studio on Sullivan’s Island, Ball creates paintings with strong graphic compositions.  Each work is composed of thoughtful shapes of color which when visually combined “paint” the image for the viewer. Ball is a versatile painter – working in styles from plein air and contemporary realism to abstract expressionism – with a keen eye for grasping the beauty around her, even in unexpected places.
More often than not Ball’s subject is a location in which man and nature coexist side by side.  She notes: “walking out my front door I’ll be inspired by a colorful fire hydrant surrounded by Indian Blanket Flowers, the same type of wildflowers along the winding beach paths that I picked in the sand dunes as a child.  It is often my personal relationship with the subject matter that resonates within and compels me to paint it.”
A graduate of the RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (RISD), Ball’s work reflects her dual training in fine art and graphic design.  She has exhibited as far away as the Roux & Cyr Gallery in Portland, ME and Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art, Charlotte, NC, locally at the Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition, as well as, being the Community Choice Winner of ARTPOP CHARLESTON in 2017.  
She is currently preparing for her next show as the Featured Artist of ART [...]

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