Ethereal Organics...diane montana janssonwww.ArtPal.com/janssondianemont
This gallery, "Ethereal Organics", illustrates the on going dichotomy of thought and matter...the process of creation.
in my work i, more often than not, draw and paint the negative spaces and shapes as opposed to the positive. by this action the positive shape takes form almost as an after thought...creating itself out of an independent energy.
i love accepting commission works for the dynamics involved...turning an outsider's vision, (academic by nature), into an organic form fueled by my life experience.
the colors, composition, and tenacity of nature are the driving forces of my work and the passion of my daily life.
from the moment i learned to walk, i followed my mother's footsteps in her garden watching her encourage nature to take hold, gain strength, and bloom.
i believe that people carry the same natural qualities within themselves inherent in the plant world. in spite of our frailties we own amazing qualities that combat adversity enabling us to bloom and create again and again.
in my mind, laziness is a sin against nature...complacency a kind of living death.
i have always drawn and painted...digital photography is a relatively new addiction.
i attended the san francisco academy of art studying figure drawing, painting, and design.
having lived and worked in san francisco, los angeles, the north of england, and on a small greek island, i now live with my husband in red rock canyon nevada surrounded by my garden.
original paintings, drawings
dancers; pen & ink
Greece; drawings, photos
Red Rock Canyon
music, music, music
Neon Harley Davidson
Wild West Ghost Town
windows, doors, reflections
street leather; nostalgia
Antique Fire Truck
civil war trunk treasures
stop the presses
Cats and Other Creatures
My Wolf Friends