“The painting experience is a process in its truest and simplest sense. In this case, give, assess, and give again,” says artist Janis Sanders. ” In some instances, nearly simultaneously, an action of small gestures, each one often unintentionally, perhaps subconsciously or instinctually, setting the stage for the next gesture, stage, step, or action.”
“Whether stated with traditional painting materials and methods in traditional applications, stretched to the edges in abstraction, abstract expressionism or even minimalism, the representation of the artist’s experience is, of course, rendered through the filter of that artist’s being, experiential and instinctual, combined, mixed and balanced,” explains Sanders.
“My paintings begin long before any paint is applied to the canvas or panel on the easel. I always begin with a question,” shares artist Janis H. Sanders. “What do I love about Maine?” Click to find out.
In the words of Theodore Roosevelt, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” With two side-by-side show galleries and two opening shows happening on the same weekend, nothing could be more true.
If Sanders is one of your favs, mark the dates on your calendar. If you can’t wait til summer, click the link below to see her present collection of works at Maine Art Hill. Call or check our website for hours this winter and spring. 207-967-2803 www.maine-art.com