Abstract painter Janake Howard explores themes in her work connected with her personal journey, particularly the emotional and spiritual nature of her inner life. The compositional use of the cross design often appears in her work has a deep symbolic significance for her. She loves to play with paint, love the sensuous nature of it, and works very intuitively as the paintings evolve, using the technique of layering areas of thick paint applied with a palette knife.
Born and raised in Midcoast Maine, seh grew up spending a lot of time in nature and loved drawing and painting the beauty around her. Howard studied at the University of Maine in the 70’s with the late Vincent Hartgen and Michael Lewis. Later she took classes with Leonard Craig at Unity College. She has exhibited her work with the Union of Maine Visual Artists, and at The Black Hole Gallery and Asymmetric Gallery in Rockland, ME.
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