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Janet Bothne

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Bothne, Janet

ARTIST`S BIOGRAPHIE

Janet Bothne grew up in Massachusetts and studied Fine Art with a focus on painting at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in the early 1980‘s. From there she went on to numerous endeavors including antique restoration, freelance portraiture and illustration, and painting commercial murals.

She moved to the Los Angeles area in 1996 where she married her artist‘s eye with computer skills, becoming a graphic designer and humorist for a silk-screen company — but her passion for drawing and painting pushed its way to the forefront of her life in 2003, when she quit her job to pursue her dream.

Over time, her foundations in realism have given way to a fresh, bold abstract expressionism that allows her to explore color as her sole focus and subject matter.

In the short time that Bothne has been painting full-time, her works have garnered awards at three Southern California juried shows and her collectors now span across the U.S. and abroad.



ARTIST’S STATEMENT

THE POWER OF COLOR

We respond in a variety of ways to color and color combinations - the mere mention of color in song or verse can evoke a stream of emotions from calm to ferocity. Most people have favorite colors. Street gangs think they own them. The fashion world selects a few to elevate to celebrity status each season. But color is a mischievous playmate. It changes with light or context – it can dance or collide.

With paint, I weave my colors, searching for the exquisite relationships that might bring about that harmonious hum or violent discord– the immense number of possible combinations make it a task that is both exhilarating and exhausting to contemplate. By allowing the color to “drive”, I become the vehicle and the first-hand observer. I don’t expect every combination to yield perfection, I only hope to enjoy moments of awe, calm or intensity during the process, and to share them with the viewer and realize that there is also beauty, life and electricity found in the imperfect, unexpected arrangements as well.

Color is a mood enhancer and through paint it is my natural anti-depressant. I see color akin to musical notes. It’s no coincidence they both are described in terms such as soft, loud or bright – they have keys and tones. I experience muted colors as chords and saturated colors as crescendo. It is naïve to think we can control color; we can merely coax it and observe. It is alive and ever changing and once you acknowledge its power as your teacher, it becomes your ally in the struggle not to struggle.


EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS (Selected 2005 - 2014)

Solo Exhibitions:

2014  Backstreet Café – Santa Fe, NM
2013  Maison Décor/Gallery – Provincetown, MA
2013  Palette Contemporary Gallery – Albuquerque, NM
2013  Gallery 9 – Culver City, CA


Group Exhibitions:


2014  Galerie Junggeburth - Spectrum Maimi Art, FL
2014  Beverly Hills Art Show – Beverly Hills, CA
2014  Jeanie Madsen Gallery – Santa Monica, CA
2014  Copperwood Artware – Orange, CA
2014  Santa Monica Museum of Art – Santa Monica, CA
2014  Factory on 5th Gallery – Albuquerque, NM
2014  Palette Contemporary Gallery – Albuquerque, NM
2013  Artamo Gallery – Santa Barbara, CA
2013  Pasadena Showhouse – Arcadia, CA
2013  Dwell Magazine Showhouse – Hollywood, CA
2013  Santa Monica Airport Art Walk – Santa Monica, CA
2013  Hale ArtSpace – Santa Monica, CA
2013  Santa Monica Museum of Art – Santa Monica, CA
2013  Copperwood Artware – Orange, CA
2013  Backstreet Café – Santa Fe, NM
2013  Maison Décor/Gallery – Provincetown, MA
2013  Palette Contemporary Gallery – Albuquerque, NM
2013  Gallery 9 – Culver City, CA2012  ART Expo, Miami
2012  Summer Session, PS Zask Gallery
2011  Small Works, The Whole 9 Gallery
2011  Liminal Examinations, PS Zask Gallery
2011  March Masters, The Happening Gallery
2010  Outside the Abstract, The Whole 9 Gallery
2010  Devise and Evolve, Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery
2010  The Topless Project, Hollywood Loft
2009  Artists Talk: Janet Bothne, Karen Florek, TAG Gallery
2009  Janet Bothne, Karen Florek, TAG Gallery
2009  Works For Everyone TAG Gallery
2008  4th Anniversary Open House Event, Santa Monica Art Studios
2007  3rd Anniversary Open House Event, Santa Monica Art Studios

 

 Video "Janet Bothne Studio Visit"


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