Current Gallery Exhibition:
Janet's newest works are on display at Cornerstone Cellars Winery, Yountville (Napa Valley), California. This new exhibit features fifteen of her latest paintings. Janet was in residence at the winery again this year in April as part of the Arts in April event sponsored by the Arts Council of Napa Valley. Janet guided visitors through her exhibit and gave lectures discussing her unique technique and her mastery of oil pastel in addition to working on her latest work-in-progress, so all visitors were able to personally interact with the artist.
Below is a video of Janet's previous exhibition held in December 2011 and January 2012 at the gallery, Art on the Boulevard, Vancouver, Washington.
Below is a video of Janet's television segment which was aired on Oregon Public Television in February 2011.
Current Gallery Exhibitions:
Cornerstone Cellars, Winery Gallery, located at 6505 Washington St., Yountville (Napa Valley) California. Telephone Number: 707-945-0388
Art on the Boulevard, an art gallery located at 210 W. Evergreen Boulevard, Vancouver, Washington, in the Vancouver Marketplace Building. Kevin Weaver is the gallery director. Telephone Number: 360-750-4499
Artist Janet Ekholm is a rising star on the West Coast art scene. Her bold colors and the unique serenity in her work are very familiar to art lovers across the country. Janet was featured on Oregon Public Television's Oregon Art Beat on February 3, 2011. Please use the link above if you wish to go to OPB's website to view her segment of the Oregon Art Beat program.
Janet studied art history in France in the 1970’s and immersed herself in Impressionism and the other great periods of French art. In the 1980’s she lived in Istanbul, Turkey, and the influence of Turkish folklore and the cultural influence of Anatolia can be seen in her work today. First working with colored pencil drawings, her style moved to the warm, rich pastel works in this collection. These oil pastels allow her to use earthy, intense colors to reveal the spirit of our surroundings and the beauty she sees in life.
Janet says, “I love painting the human figure, especially the female figure. I want to celebrate the inner strength and grace of women, surrounded by the things that matter to them….the simple pleasures of the home and the beauty of nature. I hope my paintings help to elevate the spirit of the viewer, induce harmony, and a sense of peace.”