“It’s not so much about learning to paint as it is about learning to see.”
This is one of the first lessons of painting that set Janine Medlin on the path of learning to see beyond the obvious, into an object or scene. She employs color, contrast and texture to reflect what she feels from the subject.
Inspiration comes from life experience in the everyday, as well as from places she’s been. She sees color and texture in the details of a single element of nature or the atmosphere found in a stand of trees or a walk on the beach. It is a combination of the way light hits a scene or an object, and the feeling it evokes.
Themes in Janine’s work offer a sense of calm and rest to allow the viewer to enter a brief respite from the busy and often chaotic world. Her composition draws the viewer into the setting. She creates movement with heavy brush and palette knife strokes, complemented by the play of colors, light and shadow.
Janine’s work was twice selected to be in shows at the Duke Mansion in NC. She has been featured in Charlotte Living Magazine, Charlotte Home and Garden, Scoop Charlotte, and Baby & Child. Janine lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband, two sons and one very earnest Golden Retriever.