I paint and draw nature, landscape and animal 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, Landscape Architecture, Art History, Japan, 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, where I live with my daughter and husband.

I am exhibiting two paintings at the Parallax Art Fair in London, October 22 and 23rd. Tickets are free but limited, available via their website http://www.parallaxaf.co

I am exhibiting for the month of October at the Gallery at Massachusetts Audubon Habitat Wildlife Refuge in Belmont, MA. There is a reception on Sunday October 23rd from 1-3 pm, open to the public, all are welcome!

My painting "Celebration of Spring" has received a Special Merit award in the International Landscape themed show at www.lightspacetime.com, featured for the month of April 2016.

Please see my news page for up to date information on current and upcoming shows.

Janel Houton