Art by Janet Nelson will be exhibited at the Whitewater Arts Alliance’s Cultural Arts Center, 402 West Main Street, from Thursday, March 7 to Sunday, March 24, on Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. There is a free reception, open to the public, on Sunday, March 10 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the CAC.
Artist Janet Nelson said, “I love color. I love how color looks next to another color. Many of my paintings start out covering the canvas with brush strokes looking at what color complements each other. Using a limited palette, I mix almost all my colors and seldom use paint straight from the tube. That way, I create ‘my color’ and not a manufactured one that is mixed to the point of not being able to see the small intricacies of the individual pigments. My style had evolved through observation and changes in my environment, but I have learned not to take myself too seriously as a result. I paint what I feel as I know that each piece that is created ends up qualifying the one before, and becomes a recognizable style.”
“I have been honored to receive awards through Arts Unlimited as well as exhibited at the Neville Museum in Green Bay; awards in acrylics as well as purchased awards from the Susan K. Black Foundation in Dubois, WY; and the Pine Shores Art Association in New Jersey. Most recently, I received an Honorable Mention Award at the Mary Hoard Art Show in the Spring of 2018 at the Hoard Museum as well as the Inman Creativity Award at the state Wisconsin Regional Arts Program this summer,” said Nelson.
Janet’s work is in the Jack Richeson, Jim Parkman and Raymond Kinstler collections.
The Cultural Arts Center is located on 402 West Main Street in the historic White building near the Birge Fountain. Parking is behind the building. An elevator is available for access from the parking lot entrance.