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Janet Fredericks “Quiet Observations: Anthills, Insects & Water” at CVMC Gallery

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Release Date: 
Thursday, November 21, 2013

“Of the World in Its Becoming” acrylic on canvas painted by artist Janet Fredericks

“Of the World in Its Becoming”

Berlin, Vt – Janet Fredericks’ exhibit in the Central Vermont Medical Center lobby gallery ranges from giclee pigment prints to oil on canvas to watercolor and pencil, mixed media and more.

“I work with several medium - oil and acrylic paint, watercolor and gouache, ink and litho crayon.  I paint on canvas and paper,” explained artist Janet Fredericks.  “I also make monoprints. When travelling, I always carry a sketchbook and have many journal drawings highlighting my excursions.”

The work exhibited at CVMC expresses Janet’s continuing interest in the natural environment. “With wonderment at its intelligence, interconnectedness and complexities, I try to offer insight into our relationship to what is common and extraordinary in the world around us  - be it water, plants or insects.”

“Janet’s subjects within the natural environment are wide-ranging,” commented CVMC President and CEO Judy Tartaglia. “Her interpretations of the anthills of the Alleghany Mound Ants on her land ‘wondering what life might be like in the mound’ are fascinating.”

Drawing is about observation and discovery. Janet’s drawings and paintings are conversations about those observations, her memories and about the seen and unseen life of our natural world. As an amateur naturalist she enjoys observing the abundance of life in her gardens during the summer.

A Vermont Council on the Arts and New England Foundation for the Arts Fellowship recipient, Janet exhibits internationally and is in many corporate and private collections. Her home and studio are in Lincoln, Vermont. Her work can also be seen at West Branch Gallery in Stowe and Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne.

The Janet Fredericks exhibit will be in the Central Vermont Medical Center lobby gallery through January 10, 2014.