Janice Bell Exhibit
Sunday, October 30, 2016 – Saturday, December 31, 2016
Meet the Artists: Sun, December 4, 4:00pm – 7:00pm |Artist Discussion 5:00pm
Free and Open to the Public
Janice’s paintings are inspired by her love of all God’s creations. She is captivated by the abundance of objects and life found there and by the vast assortment of colors, textures and curiosities. Hiking the woodlands of Iowa, gardening, and paddling lakes and rivers have provided her with wonderful subject matter. She invites viewers to pause for a moment and take a closer look at their surroundings. She hopes they will capture a moment in agarden or on a woodland path that will transport them into the peace and joy that resides there. Janice considers her paintings a respite from the everyday hustle and bustle of life and hopes that viewers will feel the same. Her message is slow down, take a deep breath and see the beauty that is all around you.
Iowa City, IA has been Janice’s home for the past 29 years. She has exhibited in juried shows across the state and with the Iowa Watercolor Society. While living in New Orleans, she became interested in translucent watercolor painting and began taking classes. She continues her studies with various workshops, but for the most part is self-taught. She finds the mixing and blending of pigments on and off paper to be exciting and she delights in the challenge of creating a successful work of art. Over the years she has developed her own style of capturing the beauty found in nature. Janice loves to work with rich saturated color and enjoys trying to capture the play of light and shadow. Currently she is hosting an artist’s studio group each Wednesday afternoon at the Johnson County Senior Center in Iowa City.
BFA, Louisiana Tech University
Iowa Watercolor Society (IWS), signature member since 1994
Member of Iowa Artists
Past board member of Arts Iowa City
Currently, State Chairperson for Iowa Watercolor Society Traveling Show
2015 2nd Place Award of Excellence, IWS Annual Juried Show, Juror: Iain Stewart
2014 Iowa Artists State Show, 1st Place Winner
2013 4th Place Award of Excellence and Honorable Mention,
IWS Annual Juried Show, Juror: Birgit O’Connor
2012 5th Place Award of Excellence, IWS Annual Juried Show, Juror: Paul Jackson