A Newport working Studio Gallery

55 Bellevue Avenue, Newport RI 02840

Visiting Artist

Janet Gendreau

                “Sunset Stroll”          a pastel by Janet Gendreau

“Drawing, painting and creating art have been a major part of my life since I was very young.  I spent a great deal of time exploring the country roads where I grew up and enjoyed spending long hours drawing and painting those scenes.  While my life took other work directions while raising a family, I was pleased that after relocating to Bristol, RI in 2006, I had the opportunity to rekindle my interest in painting.  A pastel demonstration held at The Westport Art Group fascinated me and I wanted to learn more about this interesting medium. Since then, I have been fortunate to study and attend workshops with a number of wonderful artists and mentors whose shared knowledge and encouragement continue to motivate me on my journey to learn more and look at our world with new appreciation.

“Winter’s Gold II” pastel

“Our beautiful coastal region offers an abundance of painting opportunities.  I am drawn to the effects of light and atmosphere especially on the quiet beauty of marshes and coastal landscapes.  I am inspired by my surroundings and strive to reflect my feelings of time and place and connection to nature with the viewer.”

“Among the reasons that I enjoy painting with pastels, are that they offer beautiful and luminous color and are able to create so many effects. They are also perfect for working quickly in the field when conditions can change rapidly.”

Janet Gendreau