Work by Tennessee artist Janet Felts. Her artwork is about simple pleasures in life; relationships, nature, and music inspire her as an artist.
“As a child my Father and I would take long walks in the woods behind our house in Montgomery County. He had a reverence for nature. The artwork you see here (some done in studio, some plein air) is about my inherited love for nature, our natural resources and our land. I am so thankful for those individuals who had the foresight to preserve our lands and the farmer’s skills to keep our lands from erosion and waste.
My father’s endowment to me was the love and reverence I have for our natural world. Our forefather’s endowments to us are our national and state parks. Were we entitled to these gorgeous gifts of nature? I know I am blessed for their safeguards to save our land and we need to be fastidious in the way we care for the lands so our future generations will have the same privileges we have been blessed with.”
Janet earned her Associate Degree in Advertising Art and her BFA in Art Education from Austin Peay State University. She earned her Master’s Degree in Art Education from Georgia State University. She started her career as a Graphic Artist and then taught Visual Art and Digital Media and Design in the public school systems in both Tennessee and Georgia.
Janet is an award winning artist whose work has been juried into several shows throughout the southeast.
She is a member of the Tennessee Watercolor Society, The Chestnut Group, Women Painters of the Southeast, Two Rivers Painters, Tennessee Art League and International Association of Acrylic Painters.