I paint and draw nature, landscape and spiritual themes using acrylics, and other wet and dry media. I studied painting and drawing at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts School. In the natural world I find joy, inspiration and consolation, themes that I believe speak beyond language and culture. I find inspiration in the local surroundings of my home north of Boston, as well as from my Zen practice. I am a member of the National Association of Women Artists in New York, and the local chapter in Massachusetts.


September "Assisi International Contemporary Art Exhibition 2020"
Virtual followed by Exhibit in Assisi, Umbria, Italy (more info, links to come)

National Association of Women Artists - South Carolina Chapter
Museum of Art SC FL MA Chapters nawasc.org/

"Some Like it Hot" Grand Opening Exhibit July 1st 2020 - August 25th 2020, National Association of Women Artists - South Carolina Chapter
Museum of Art SC FL MA Chapters nawasc.org/

Spring Into Summer, National Association of Women Artist's show at the New York Public Library at 53rd Street; scheduled (pending dependent on Covid19 situation) May 1st-June 19th, 2020, also online at www.thenawa.org/product-category/spring…

Janel Houton

Public Collections
Mass General Chelsea Health Care Center
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
Economic Mobility Pathways, Boston MA
Eliot Community Human Services, Lynn, MA
Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community, Boston, MA

Selected Exhibits
Grand Central Library, New York Public Library, NY, NY
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