Janet Louvau Holt

Artist Statement

Drawing has been an important part of my life since childhood. Still, I am smitten by the lusciousness of color, the interactions of shape and pattern. I believe that art has to do with love, with caring enough about something to celebrate it or to protest when others seem not to care. I love the gesture of brushwork, the flow of paint, the freedom of choice. On the other hand, I also love to draw with precision, and so my drawings are usually more representational than my paintings. Paintings and prints (woodcuts, linocuts, collagraphs, monotypes, etc.) may be completely spontaneous, done from the imagination or may be done on location. I consider experimentation valuable for it leads to development of a new series. I always have at least one work in progress.

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