Janet Simmons Sweet, CFS - The Unapologetic Landscape,  Studio 204,  Alton Mill Arts Centre

2017 Collection 

Exposé

September 17 to October 29, 2017
Studio 204, Alton Mill Arts Centre
1402 Queen St, Alton (Caledon) ON
416-797-3954

Orangeville Banner Interview September 25, 2017:

https://www.orangeville.com/whatson-story/7574840-alton-mill-artist-explores-scars-victories-of-trees/




Accepted BAB Juried Show 4/17
By the Falls

 
The 2017 Collection is both an exploration in the life struggle of local trees, and in the use of highly textured mediums to tell it.  
 
The lens zooms in to the trunk, in broken and stripped bark where Lichens and Mosses, Fungi and Polypores, Goiters and Caverns are “exposed”.  It is there where another whole micro ecosystem thrives, and where you can see both the scars and the victories.
 
Janet introduces beaded and granular gels to the canvas, glazes them with oil, and then applies heavily bodied oil to finish. The combination gives the intricate details of their evolving life story.
 
While the annual Collection is traditionally told with multiple canvases, this year, the story of each tree is so amazing, Janet is deferring to them to tell it!


“It is simply remarkable how a tree survives at all.  Merely a section of one trunk exposes the extreme odds of survival in their environment. And when you know their history, how long they have been here, long before our species ever existed, and then how integral they are even to the very evolution of THAT species……..well….. painting an “Exposé” of their life? That comes straight from the heart.”  JSS


All artworks are 20" x 36", oil on canvas, with mixed media in previous layers
Artworks will be offered for Sale September 17, 2017



and.....

 the  full collection 



The Dress
The Dress
SOLD
The Burl Babies
The Burl Babies
$1000
The Mushroom Steps
The Mushroom Steps
$1000
The Lichen Road Map
The Lichen Road Map
Accepted Beaux-Arts Brampton Juried Show April 2017
SOLD
The Fallen Soldier
The Fallen Soldier
$1000
The Healing
The Healing
$1000
The Woman in Blue
The Woman in Blue
$1000
Flowing Embers
Flowing Embers
$1000
Embedded with Knots
Embedded with Knots
$1000
Within the Heart
Within the Heart
$1000
The Bird Feeder
The Bird Feeder
$1000
The Dancer
The Dancer
$1000