I enjoy painting expressive portraits of people because I find our human emotional experiences so intriguing.
After working for many years as an Art Therapist where I used art making to enhance communication and insight with my mental health clients, the art I am personally creating now allows me to continue to explore and honor human emotional experiences through the subjects I paint.
I am interested in capturing the essence of a person in a particular moment, and choose to use loose strokes, dramatic contrast, and vibrant color to further convey mood and feelings. Painting alla prima with oils also allows me to be authentic in representing my own spontaneous emotional experience of a subject during the process of painting, and my wish is to create a connection between that and the response of the person viewing it.
I hope you enjoy my paintings – thank you for looking!
If you would like to see more, please visit my website at www.JanetteHarterArt.com