oil bar on paper
21” x 26”




"Bonnard's ultimate debt to Monet lay in the belief that art begins in the sensation of being overwhelmed by the beauty of nature.

I fully identify with that belief.As a painter, I create images of an observed reality, albeit one that has been somewhat internalized and sifted through my own psychological world.

Usually, what I convey is an emotionally charged landscape resplendent with vivacious energy, a landscape that speaks of the joy of life. All of my paintings are testimonials to places where I have been. I take artistic license by exaggerating, somewhat, the colors and shapes."

Janinne Alter

© 2005 Janinne Alter