Janice earned her BFA from MICA (Maryland Institute, College of Art), and her MFA from Queens College, CUNY.
She was an Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts for 15 years, and recently retired from a career as a Public School Art Teacher. She has taught Painting and Drawing at Montclair Art Museum since 2006, and currently teaches adult Drawing and Painting classes in her studio in Montclair, New Jersey.
She has been awarded residencies at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts (Geraldine R. Dodge foundation fellowship) and at the Millay Center for the Arts. Janice’s work is held in numerous private collections nationally. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey.
My paintings and drawings are based on observation; most often of a figure or figures in a particular environment. I like to find visual humor in situations and draw on contemporary themes. The compositions are often suggested to me by the particular randomness of a situation: a permanent recording of a transitory moment. Detailed shapes, vivid colors, and often circuitous paths around and through the space, define my work.
Over the past few years, I’ve been exploring the iPad as a drawing and painting medium. As a long-time admirer of David Hockney, my interest was piqued when I first observed how he used it to capture an essential moment in time. I use the iPad as a portable sketchbook, recording scenes that can be used in later paintings, or, just as often, its’ own medium that offers a multitude of possibilities.