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.”