Janice Druian, award winning, Central Oregon oil painter is best known for her landscapes that capture the beauty of the isolated parts of Oregon, Arizona, Idaho, Wyoming, California and other western locations. Recent shows have included Borrego Springs Invitational, and Cowgirl Up in Arizona, Clearwater Gallery Invitational, “The Crush, Columbia Center for the Arts (Hood River) and Art of the West, at the Favell Museum.
“Ars est longa;vita brevis” “…Art is long; live is brief”
With this famous Latin phrase in mind, my goal is to spend as much time painting as possible.
I have the privilege of living in the High Desert of Central Oregon. From my windows I look down upon the wild and scenic Deschutes River. Our panoramic view includes the Cascade Mountains to the west, and the Ochoco Mountains to the east.
My work represents the vast horizons, tumultuous skies and soul replenishing solitude of the remote west. This vision, and the beautiful reality of my corner of the west allows me to paint and fuels my enthusiasm for painting.
I have studied with some of the best contemporary plein air and landscape artists— John Poon, Richard McKinley, Ken Auster, Morgan Samuel Price, Bob Rohm, and my mentor and personal friend, Jean LeGassick.
Inspired by the work of others, and living in a beautiful part of the west, every day I am surrounded by the beauty I want to honor through my painting.
Janice M. Druian
Link to www.druianstudios.com
Link to Janice’s Blog http://druianstudios.com/blog