By Patricia Zannie (05/02/2022)
Janet Fox, a local visual artist who creates encaustic (fused wax), mixed media, acrylic and other artwork, has been a member of Gallery 209 since its inception in 2017.
Janet experiments in her studio and participates in online encaustic workshops. Her life and curious images in dreams become part of her paintings as well as the beauty she sees in her gardens and in nature.
Janet’s imagery explores a Jungian psychological point of view, such as recollections from a dream. She intentionally adds layers of meaning (and paint) from a variety of perspectives. She explores the vibrant energy of bright orange Mexican Sunflowers, to a paper-thin snake skin. Art-making is a healing experience for Janet.
Janet paints with heated beeswax and fluid paints and pastels on wood, art board, canvas or paper and likes to add fibrous and colorful papers, fabric, ink, beads, and found materials for fabulous textures.
Like Peter Pan, she can create a fantasy out of an encaustic 3-D mixed media painting, such as her works “She Chi” and “Shedding Fear”, juried into the 2021 Dream Art Exhibit of the International Association for the Study of Dreams
Several solo shows include the “Dance of Dreams” exhibit and choreographed dance presentation in 2019 at Simon Says Yoga, and the “Dream Themes and Art Flows” exhibit at the Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library in 2015.
Her “Wise Woman” and “Wise Man” paintings were awarded first place in the Abstract & 3-D category for the Montgomery Art Association’s 2016 Friendship Heights Show.
Janet has been creating art for more than 20 years. She is a member of International Encaustic Artists, the Jung Society of Washington, and the Montgomery Artist Association for which she previously served on its board.