Janice Anthony Biography
Janice Anthony is a realist painter whose works are inspired by the natural world. She focuses on formal elements when she paints, such as patterns, shadows, reflections, and the contrasts of light and dark. Anthony begins a new piece by working first from sketches or photographs of her subject, but once she has an image from existing sources she continues to remove, add, and edit, until the painting takes on a separate life of its own.
Anthony’s paintings have been chosen for numerous regional, national, and international exhibitions, including “Masterworks from the International Guild of Realism” 2015 traveling museum exhibition; “Re-Presenting Realism” at the Arnot Museum, Elmira, New York, the 2011 Biennial Center for Maine Contemporary Arts, Rockport, Maine; and the 2008 Contemporary Realism Biennial, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Anthony has been the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Grant, and has had numerous one-person shows at galleries including the Frost-Gully Gallery in Freeport, Maine, and the Sherry French Gallery in New York, New York.
Anthony received her BFA from Boston University.
Collector’s Focus: Women Artists
American Art Collector highlighted Janice Anthony in an article by John O’Hern in their March 2020 issue along with her painting Balancing Rock. Janice Anthony lives on a farm in rural Maine intimately aware of her environment. Her painting Balancing Rock illustrates the balance that exists among massive granite rocks and tree roots seeking nourishment. She says, […]Read More
International Guild of Realism selects “Vaughn Cascade” by Janice Anthony
The International Guild of Realism selected Vaughn Cascade by Janice Anthony for its 14th Annual Juried Exhibition. The 2019 online exhibition will be held from March 20 through May 20. Located in the historic city of Alexandria, Virginia, their gallery displays a wide variety of realism work focusing in mediums of oil painting, bronze sculpture, […]Read More