"Afternoon Reflections", Pastel, 9x12, $475
Janis Graves is a native of Washington State. After high school she moved to the eastern town of Walla Walla, Washington and began to raise her family. The raising of her children became her focus but even in that she found art never far away. Seeing through young eyes gave her new perspective.
After two decades of growth with her family, Janis has been free to devote to her art. Pastels have become a special love. She has worked in both acrylic and oil, and still enjoys both mediums, but has found nothing more immediate or vibrant as pastels.
In the development of her skills Janis has taken classes at the Seattle Academy of Fine Arts/ The Gage. She has had the pleasure of attending workshops with a wealth of well know artists such as Ned Mueller, Richard McKinley, Bill Hosner, Jennifer Deihl, Desmond O’Hagan, Jill Soukup, Tony Allain ,and Susan Oglvie
Janis is a member of American Women Artists, Women Painters of Washington, Plein Air Washington Artists and a signature member of the Northwest Pastel Society.
Her works have been seen in several galleries such as the American Art Co, Tacoma, Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, Clymer Museum of Art, Ellensburg and Wild Horse Gallery,Bellingham. Janis was chosen to jury the “Arts on the Terrace 2009”. The pastel “French Countryside” was selected for the label on Emma Brie Cheese of Canada. “Sunset Reflection” can be viewed on the WA state Ferry Cathlamet.
The Northwest Pastel Society - 2023
Edmonds Art Festival - 2002-2022
Bothell Art Festival - 2002-2005
Local Color – Seattle - 2006
Edmonds Studio Tour – 2006 thru 2023
Bank of America- West Seattle – 2006
Art and Soul – Ballard – 2005
East Shore Gallery – Bellevue – 2004
CORPORATE PURCHASE: Washington State Ferry System
PATRON LOCATIONS: Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Canada, California and France.
First Place and Best of Show Mountlake Terrace
Third Place NWSP International, First Place Bothell, Honorable Mention Kenmore. Judge Edmonds Art Show small works.