I paint and draw nature, landscape and figural themes using acrylics, and other wet and dry media. After initial studies of Art History and Historic Preservation, and ten years in Japan, I returned to Massachusetts and studied studio art at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts School in 2008. My primary focus on landscape, climate change, and the natural world provide themes and subject matter in my art. I am drawn to the natural world as a source of joy, inspiration and consolation, which I believe speaks beyond language and culture, universally to all of the earth’s living beings. I find inspiration in the local culture and natural surroundings of my home north of Boston, and in national and global issues concerning protection of the earth, and climate change. I am a member of the National Association of Women Artists.

Janel Houton

Public Collections
Jeremiah Endicott Foundation, Boston, MA
Windsor Hotel, Akakura, Niigata, Japan
Edward M Kennedy Community Health Center, Milford, MA
The Price Center, Newton MA
Cortiva Institute, Boston, MA
North Suffolk Mental Health Association, Boston, MA
St Francis House, Boston, MA
Mass Audubon Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary, Belmont, MA
Arte Studio Ginestrelle, Assisi, Umbria, Italy
East Boston Social Center, Boston, MA
Friendship Works, Boston, MA
Pine Street Inn, Roxbury, MA
Health Resources in Action, Inc., Boston, MA
Charles River Community Health, Waltham, MA

Selected Exhibits
Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton, MA
Massachusetts College of Art, Green Arts Day
Award recipient in several National Juried Shows
Massachusetts State House
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Chelsea Old Town Hall, London England
Art Gallery Le Logge, Assisi, Umbria, Italy
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA
Tufts Health Plan Corporate Headquarters, Watertown, MA
Massachusetts Audubon Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary and Gallery
Limner Gallery, Hudson NY
Wayne Art Center, Wayne Pennsylvania
Merrimack College, North Andover, MA Exhibit and Speaker
North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA Exhibit and Speaker
Customs House Museum, Newburyport, MA
Arts and Business Council of Boston
Lando & Anastasi, Cambridge, MA
National Park Service, guest artist
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Northeast Regional Climate Change Conference Art Show