Hello! My name is Janelle Pankiw and Iam a self-study artist. I have been drawing and painting since I was a child. I have two ways that I create paintings. One is I take pictures with the intent on how they will look as a painting. I grew up in a home where my stepfather was a photographer. He gave me insights as a photographer and this allowed me to see photos as paintings. Now I apply those insights to my paintings. The second way is free styling. It's more what I feel when I push the paint around rather than anything tangible or technique based. I have done portrait work, whimsical, and landscape. I enjoy landscape painting the most. I have won several awards for my paintings at the Montgomery County Fair in Maryland. In 2013 I won third place award(white ribbon)for an oil painting. In 2014 I won three first place awards (blue ribbons) for oil paintings and one second place (red ribbon) for a watercolor. I most recently exhibited my work at the Shady Lady Studio and frequently at the IAA (Island Art Association) here in Fernandina Beach. I also selected to display at the IAA as Artist of the month. I am always continuing to learn new techniques to add to my current skills.
Thank you for taking your time to look at my paintings.
Rivers, streams, and waterfalls