Beautiful colors and shapes have attracted me all of my life, beginning as a child observing the endlessly changing patterns of white cloud formations in a vast blue sky.  I still see the world as a series of paintings.  I see colors first, shapes second and nature inspires much of my work. I paint gardens, landscapes and flowers in oil and pastel in a realistic yet impressionistic manner.  

With an M.A. in Art and Education, I have taught art, directed an art gallery for many years, and raised a family, painting whenever I could.  Traveling alone to paint at Giverny, Monet’s gardens in France was a life-changing experience and shortly thereafter I decided to paint full time.  A story I wrote about this experience was published in the March 1988 issue of American Artist Magazine. 

My membership in several professional organizations includes The National Arts Club, The Hudson Valley Art Association, The Salmagundi Club, The Pastel Society of America, and Art du Pastel en France.  My most recent awards were from The Art Spirit Foundation for Pastel in 2005 and 2006 at the Artist Members exhibitions at The National Arts Club.   I have had one-person exhibitions at The River Gallery, Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y., The National Arts Club, and the Newington Cropsey Museum in Hastings-on Hudson, and at other venues as well. 

JANET LIPPMANN PAINTINGS, 1986-2006 was published in 2007.  I am an Artist-In-Residence at The National Arts Club on Gramercy Park, N.Y.C. and am listed in “Who’s Who in American Women” and “Who’s Who in American Art.”