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 nearly ten years living and working in Japan, I returned to Massachusetts and studied studio art at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts School in 2008. Now my interest and studies in American History, Art History, Japan, Climate Change, and Buddhism provide themes and subject matter in my art. I am also interested in the complex relationship between humans and history, with nature and the environment.

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 constant inspiration as well as in the local culture and natural surroundings of my home north of Boston.

My painting "Eastern Spadefoot Toad" was selected for the upcoming show "Art Biologic" in Hudson, New York, May 11 - June 3, 2017
Reception: Saturday, May 13, 5-7pm. www.slowart.com

To see news about current and upcoming shows, as well as past exhibits, awards and projects, please see my news page.

I offer prints, cards and other products of my art at Society 6. Society6 Janel Houton

Janel Houton