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JANICE PINKSTON

  • 40 Green Valley Ct, San Anselmo, CA 94960, USA

Studio Information

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About The Artist

Artist Statement

Playing with paints” was the way I described my artwork for many years, finding time to sketch and paint only when on vacation, away from home and its day-to-day demands. Then I saw a photo in our local paper of an art show. Three women were standing in front of a wall of gorgeous watercolors of flowers. It took my breath away. From the article with the photo I found the name of Cara Brown, the mentor and teacher of a group of artists who called themselves 537 Magnolias. I called Cara and she warmly invited me to come join the group’s next session. That was 2015. I’ve painted with Cara and the Magnolias one to two days a week since that first meeting, in person or by Zoom.

Biography

Born in Bakersfield, raised in the agriculture towns of the San Joaquin Valley, schooled through public schools including Fresno State,  my business of commercial real estate brought me to San Francisco in 1984.  Birth of twin daughters in 1985 brought our family to Belvedere, our home since 1989. A friend once said, “When I drive home each day, I thank God I get to live here.”  That’s how I feel about living in Marin.

 

Art Medium(s)

Watercolor

Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions

As part of the 537 Magnolias painting with Cara Brown, I have shown my paintings at these events:

”A Decade of Watercolor Inspiration” at the Marin County Center, September 2021 to January 2022

“A Walk in Beauty” at the Bartolini Gallery at Marin Center August 6 to October 10, 2019

Two of my paintings have been chosen each of the following years to hang in the Marin County Fair Fine Art Exhibit in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2023.

Awards

Marin County Fair Fine Arts Exhibit in 2019 – “Pam’s Pillow” received an Honorable Mention ribbon.

Groups

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