Emotional/Expressionistic Watercolor Paintings
Inspired by her mother, Ethel K. Goldblatt, an accomplished sculptor, watercolorist, and charter member of the Northeast Watercolor Society, Janis has returned “full-steam” to her artistic passion and has been painting full time since 2010 foraying from a practice in Psychology to “professional artist” status. “I love the process of creating in watercolor and always attempt to infuse a subjective response, sensitivity, and an emotional/expressionistic quality to my work, while respecting the amazing nature of the translucent and liquid pigment.”
She has also delved into other media in the recent past 4 years and has focused on creating abstractions and non-representational work that is conceptual and based on existential philosophical expression using watercolor, gouache, acrylic, mixed media, and oil. She recently has received numerous awards for such work including 1st place for “Lost and Found” - acrylic on canvas.
A strong supporter of the arts, Janis has contributed paintings to meaningful causes including the Alzheimer's Association - Memories in the Making Art Auction, Greeley Chorale, Larimer Chorale, ChildSafe Art Thrives, Mile High Golden Retriever Club, and The Richard Schmid Auction.
An award-winning artist, her paintings have been juried into local, regional, and national shows. She is an active member of many professional organizations including Colorado Watercolor Society (signature member since 2011), Northeast Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Western Colorado Watercolor Society, Foothills Art Center.