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Janis Chittick

  • 1515 3rd St, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA
  • Gallery #18

About The Artist

Artist Statement

I hope to capture the essence of beauty in the world around us. Pastels, with near-pure pigment and inherent luminosity is my medium of choice. Through delicate strokes and layering I aim to recreate the play of light and shadow, infusing my artwork with a sense of atmosphere and depth.  Each piece is a testament to a reverence for the natural world and a humble attempt to convey its simple splendor.


Painting has been a part of Janis’ life for 30+ years. Her eye for composition was shaped while working in Advertising and Interior Design. She picked up her first pastel stick in 2008 and fell in love with the medium. Janis continues building on skills with workshop instruction, art retreats and private classes.  She is a member of The Pastel Society of the West Coast, Marin Society of Artists and participates in  Marin Open Studios, The Juniper Island Art Festival (Canada) and has received Merit awards in juried Marin County Fair Art Exhibitions.

Art Medium(s)

Pastel, Mixed Media

Studio Information

Building Name

Marin Society of Artists

Studio Or Unit Number

Gallery #18

Special Location Or Visiting Instructions

Free parking lot

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Contact Information

Artist Full Name
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Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions

Juniper Island Art Festival, Ontario Canada

Marin Open Studios 2021, 2022, 2024

Marin County Fair (juried) – 2 Merit Awards

Marin Society of Artists (MAS) 2024


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