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About the Artist

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A very wise instructor often said, “It’s not so much about learning to paint as it is about learning to see.” Thanks Andy!

Janine is learning to see into the mystery of beauty and wildness that comes through creation, and reflect an aspect of it on canvas. She invites the viewer into the common experience of the subject, and offers her interpretation of what lays beyond what is seen. Her texture and layers combine with color harmony and contrast to lead the eye around the painting to discover new areas of interest with each viewing.

What she hopes to convey is that something that wakens in our soul when we stand in awe in the midst of a stand of Aspens, or the vastness and serenity of a wide open stretch of land. What we see in nature is just the beginning; it is what comes through the trees or the land that makes our hearts come alive.

Janine works in oils on canvas or wood panel, with thick layers over thin, applied with brush and palette knife. The juxtaposition of lights & shadows or grays & rich color, along with varying texture are where she where she sees a story emerge.

CV Available upon request.

Artwork not represented in a gallery may be seen by appointment at the studio.

Janine's work has been a featured artist in Charlotte Living Magazine, as well as Charlotte Magazine and Baby & Child. She contributes to charities including The Ronald McDonald House, Samaritan's Feet, Project 658 (benefiting refugees who settle in Charlotte) and Art with Heart. Her work was selected by Michael of the Extreme Makeover Home Edition television show to be placed in the house they built in Charlotte in 2008.

Janine studied for eight years under renowned artist and teacher, Andy Braitman. Janine Medlin 2015