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About the Artist:
Janis Grau is thankful that she was born an artist...with an artist's eyes. As an artist she is constantly surrounded by beauty, even in what would appear to others to be a mundane setting. Within a copse of summer trees she finds thirty different hues of green...and blues and purples where those with an artist's eyes see only a clump of trees. Her artist's eyes morph the ordinary objects and entities seen by others into a world overflowing with patterns and textures, sunlight and shadow, shape and form, line and contour, hue, intensity, tint and shade. She believe that non-artists may be able to share this world with me through my paintings...that they can, for a few minutes, step out of the banal and into beauty. She was told she was born holding a crayon! As a child, she can remember dropping them through the heated floor grate watching the colors melt together all the while her dad was yelling about the smell of melting wax. Janis cannot recall a time when she was not "making art" of one kind or another! That early love of crayon melting color-on-color has evolved to where the crayon has become a brush and the wax colors have morphed into brilliant watercolors.

Calla Lily Rainbow

  • Calla Lily Rainbow by Janis Grau exhibits a charming, colorful group of flowers growing together. This watercolor piece will look gorgeous in any room of your home or office. When I stepped into an art classroom my first year in high school, my life reached a turning point. My art teacher, Jim Laubheimer, would have none of it. With his guidance, mentoring, and encouragement I pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art, graduating in 1966. For the next thirty-five years I taught middle and high school art students in Maryland, while continuing coursework to gain a Master's equivalency + 30. I loved every minute of teaching art and would have done it even if I had not been paid for doing so. Upon retiring, I re-located to southwest Florida, set up a studio and pursued the love of working in watercolor first introduced to me by my teacher and mentor. The beautiful flowers and vegetation surrounding me in sunny Florida year-round have been a constant source of inspiration for subject matter. Available for purchase: A Reproduction of a 16" x 24" Watercolor painting. Purchasing a Contemporary Art Gallery Online reproduction is an easy way to revitalize a dull room, create an area of discussion, show your personality, and more. Art is appropriate and more importantly encouraged, for every room in your house? including the bathroom! Create wall collections from floor to ceiling, ascending the staircase, or choose oversize pieces to consume a wall. No longer are there right and wrongs, to hanging art. The trend today is to show your personality and you through the art you have chosen. Blank walls are out! Art always makes a difference. Great art turns a house into a magnificent home, showcasing the amazing you! Let us help you create your dream room and more importantly your dream home. Let us help you find that art that truly speaks to you!

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