Featured Artist Janet Glatz

Enjoy the lovely portfolio of New England artist Janet Glatz, and see more of her work by visiting her website.


Fukushima Tsumani

“Fukushima Tsunami” by Janet Glatz, Acrylic


I have always lived in Maine, so nature is a vital part of my existence.  The smells, sounds and sights of the pine forest where I spent so much time as a child are with me still, and the ocean is a magnet for my soul. I cannot, therefore, imagine being anything other than a painter of realism which honestly and reverently captures nature in all its facets.


Reef Renewal

“Reef Renewal” by Janet Glatz, Acrylic


My latest series, Man and Sea, falls into the eco-art category, and conveys to the viewer, “Take care of Mother Earth, as she has provided everything for you.” Some of these works highlight the dramatic dichotomy between the ravages and the benefits of the earth’s oceans. Others depict the ocean’s role in the way we sustain ourselves.


Foregone Conclusion

“Foregone Conclusion” by Janet Glatz, Acrylic


The work I do depends to a great degree on strong color, emphasis on depth of space, attention to the strength, direction, and color of light, and layering. My palette varies with each work, the constants being burnt umber, raw sienna, pthalo and ultramarine blue, cadmium red, and cad yellows medium and light.


What Remains

“What Remains” by Janet Glatz, Acrylic



I begin with a rough sketch of the main shapes, then block in with value washes that either correspond to or heighten the later hues. Since my paintings contain a great deal of detail, it is necessary to work the piece as a whole. As each object is added, care must be taken to keep the values harmonious.


Foggy Mornin'

“Foggy Mornin’ ” by Janet Glatz, Acrylic


This process continues until the highlight stage when I am satisfied with the tonal qualities and wish to emphasize certain areas. I know my work is done when I feel as though I can step into the scene.


Waiting for High Tide

“Waiting for High Tide” by Janet Glatz, Acrylic


Painting in acrylics does not lend itself to plein air, so I work predominantly from photos and memory. A single painting may incorporate up to six or seven images, combined to please my eye and convey the emotion I’m after.


Lake Tahoe Tumble

“Lake Tahoe Tumble” by Janet Glatz, Acrylic


There are many painters today who utilize their art as a means of activism, but only a few have chosen natural realism in a straightforward presentation such as mine. My goal is to take my work as far as it will go toward exacting positive change in this world, as well as providing deep pleasure to my collectors and viewers.


December Morning

“December Morning” by Janet Glatz, Acrylic


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  1. Thanks so much, Carolyn, for this wonderful gift.

  2. Fantastic paintings!

  3. Love the paintings Janet.. and a wonderful feature on your art!! 🙂

  4. Janet, congratulations on being the Featured Artist. As one of the important arteco artists in contemporary art today I know we will be seeing more articles like this one. Best wishes, Renee

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