creating a small drama--setting a stage--that is static but has the possibility to become richer and
Featured Artist Janet Roberts
Invitation of the New Girl by Featured Artist Janet Roberts, Oil/collage, 48 x48
In the featured painting, INITIATION OF THE NEW GIRL, I am dealing with issues and fears I faced as a result of moving a great deal in my youth. The strange characters and mannequins with masks become a metaphor for all that was frightening and intimidating about those moves and the new schools I entered.
Receiving a degree in Fine Arts from Indiana University in 1966, I started showing and selling my paintings at art fairs in the Chicago suburbs. I lived for a brief time in London, England, where I had a painting juried into the Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition. My work is currently shown at the Lake Country Gallery, and the Bilhenry Walker Gallery.
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