Photo by Simon Blundell “I figure if a girl wants to be a legend she should just go ahead and be one.” Attributed to the American frontierswoman known as Calamity Jane, the quote hangs prominently in Janell James’ studio. It says plenty about the talented and determined Utah […]
Like the intricate, alluring trees she paints, Utah artist Janell James experiences seasons of change and growth. In her debut for this spring, the artist has branched out to a new medium by moving from her familiar oil and canvas to acrylic and Plexiglas. The transition is a […]
A street car leaves the station and moves steadily toward the picture plane, bathed in light and shadow on Salt Lake City’s busy Main Street. A richly-hued autumnal scene is set ablaze in greens, reds, burnt oranges and yellows, as the form of a tree is illuminated […]
Pizza, beer and art. Try to come up with a better trifecta. The three come together in a new monthly event at Squatters.
This weekend one of Utah’s newest visual arts activities launches at Squatters Pub Brewery in Salt Lake City. Sketch Sundays, which takes on the top floor of the brew pub starting at 6 pm, is a time where artist and patrons can get together in a social atmosphere […]
Salt Lake artist Janell James has been busy this spring. In April she started showing with Coda Gallery in Park City and 15th Street Gallery in Salt Lake (where she’s currently part of a group exhibit), and this month she’s headed to Santa Fe with a 10-foot trailer […]
Bio Janell James’ work is influenced by classical painting, realism, abstraction, impressionism and contemporary art. Intense observation of the natural world is at the core of her artwork. Painting the intangible qualities of nature, trees dominate her canvases and are depicted in her trademark flair for using vibrant […]