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Janet McHaley Burns

JBurnsArt

Painter

Artist Statement

"Creating a joyful noise of vibrant colors and bold shapes"

When I begin a new work I cut paper, squirt out fresh paint, shuffle through photos, listen to music, and let words float through my mind. Allowing random associations to present themselves, I stay alert to the spark that suggests a direction to explore.

Many veils of transparent paint are layered while slowly building to the final image. Vibrant, luminous colors, and stylized shapes characterize my art. Experimenting with materials and techniques keeps the process fresh and the work exciting. I find myself returning to floral and landscape motifs.

Biography

I currently work in my painting/printmaking home studio in northwest New Mexico. My paintings and original monotype prints have received awards in regional and national competions. My work is in private collections as well as corporate collections such as the San Juan Medical Foundation, City of Farmington, and San Juan College. Most recently I installed four 3'x8' acrylic paintings on clear acrylic panel at San Juan College for the commission "Creating Cosmos from Chaos".

Galleries

JBurnsArt Studio Farmington, NM by appointment
Artifacts Farmington, NM

Events

November 15, 2008 International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP) 2008 Online Show
"Blue Sky" was juried into this international online show. Come see!
January 4 - February 6, 2009 Placitas Artists Series, Las Placitas Presbyterian Church on NM 165, 6.5 miles east of I-25 exit 24
Reception at 1:30 on Jan. 18, 2009, day of the concert at 3pm
May 9 - July 11, 2009 Gateway to Imagination: A National Juried Art Competition, Farmington Museum, 3041 Main St, Farmington, NM
November 7 - 8, 2009 7th annual Studio Tour and Sale, Farmington, NM
A good time to visit artist studios and see a variety of art by 20 artists
Blue Sky Not Your Grandmothers Quilt painting Sunstruck V Quilt Square: Peace Rose II How does your garden grow?
Blue Sky

Blue Sky

Wild sunflowers set against an intense New Mexico sky

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30"H x 40"W x 1.5"D

Not Your Grandmothers Quilt painting

Not Your Grandmothers Quilt painting

A grouping of my 8x8 flower blocks

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36"H x 36"W x 1.5"D

Sunstruck V

Sunstruck V

A dance of yellow and orange sunflowers

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18"H x 18"W x 1.5"D

Quilt Square: Peace Rose II

Quilt Square: Peace Rose II

Another in my series of 8x8 flowers. They hang well individually or in a grouping.

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8"H x 8"W x 1.5"D

How does your garden grow?

How does your garden grow?

Acrylic on acrylic panel.
This is my fantasy garden of vibrant colors.

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28"H x 36"W x 1"D

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