Vero Beach Art Club

FEatured Member of the month

May 2019 Janet Grossarth

Janet with Afternoon in Giverny

Janet with Afternoon in Giverny

Bio: Vero Beach, Florida and Lavallette, New Jersey are the places my husband John and I call home along with our golden retriever, Skippy. We have a wonderful family which includes our son John, his wife Kate, and grandchildren Emily and Will, our son Mark, his wife Kathy, and granddaughter Edie. After retiring as a public school teacher in Basking Ridge, N.J. I worked part time as a student teaching supervisor at Monmouth University. John and I became Florida residents three years ago and now split our time between Vero and Lavallette.
Art has become an amazing and fulfilling hobby for me. Throughout the year I take classes at the Vero Beach Museum of Art and the Ocean County Artists' Guild. Fabulous teachers have made me passionate about watercolor painting. It is fun and gives me an opportunity to learn, be creative, meet people and make new friends.

Mediums: Watercolor painting

Why do you create art?: Watercolors seem magical to me and after my first class, I was hooked. When I look at the beauty all around us, I see everything in a new way; the colors and shapes all seem to take on a unique dimension.

What inspires your art?: Whether at home or traveling, I am in awe of my surroundings. When possible, I will take photographs, which is where most of my watercolor paintings come from. My sister is an artist in Cape Cod and I've always admired her work. Of course all of my family, teachers, fellow students and artists that I am fortunate enough to be around motivate me greatly, each in their individual way. Viewing art in books or exhibits and museums is always inspiring, along with learning about the various artists.
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Maui Surfboard Fence

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Go Bananas

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Orchid in Paradise

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Poppy Field in Tuscany

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Oldest Cafe in Paris


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