Janet Anderson


"Although I am primarily a landscape painter, I paint whatever subject matter interests me on an abstract level. My paintings are representational in style, but with strong underlying abstract designs. I use a limited palette to create strong color harmonies in my paintings, and enjoy exploring different palettes in my studio to create varied effects.

An avid snow skier, hiker and mountain biker, I find endless inspiration for my paintings during my time spent outdoors. I create my work both en plein air and in the studio based on field studies and reference photos. When painting on location my goal is to capture the essence of a scene at a particular moment in time, paying particular attention to color and light. I believe that spending time observing nature is essential to creating an authentic visual description of a scene. Nature is truly the best teacher for a landscape painter, and time spent outdoors is both inspirational and instructional.

While I am generally drawn to interesting light effects, I also find inspiration in color and pattern which is why trees are a frequent subject matter of my paintings."

Selected Exhibitions

American Impressionist Society 16th Annual Juried Exhibition (2015, 2017)

Oil Painter's of America 22nd Annual National Exhibition (2012)

Oil Painter's of America Salon Show (2013, 2015, 2016, 2018)

Plein Air Artists of Colorado National Exhibition (2012-2018)

Where in the World is Plein Air (Illume Gallery, Salt Lake City) (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Crested Butte Plein Air (2014)

Denver Plein Air Festival, Denver, CO (2011, 2012, 2013)

Plein Air Rockies, Estes Park, CO (2013, 2016)

Abend Gallery Holiday Miniature Show, Denver, CO (2012, 2013, 2014)

6" Squared Exhibit, Costa Mesa, CA (2012, 2015, 2017)

The Framed Image, Denver, CO, Various Group Shows (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)