Janet Ferraro Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Janet Ferraro
Live in: Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Artworks for sale: 6.00
Janet Ferraro Artist Bio:
I have been an artist for a very long time. Its something that lives within oneself and if you are lucky and focused, it will blossom into a career that blesses your life. Thats how I feel about my life so far. I was immersed for many years in the fashion industry and designed and manufactured the fabric prints, swimwear and beach attire. I learned so much about color theory as I designed clothing. I took up painting and exhibited landscape paintings before my passion shifted to horses and animals. Horses had always been an important part of my life. Riding and caring for them nurtured a part of me buried deep inside. I enjoy working in several mediums with my focus on oil and pastel. I truly love both mediums for different reasons. Pastels are so tactile, blending with my fingertips. Truly beautiful effects can be achieved by layering many colors. Each particle of pastel really sparkle in the light. Oil paint is opaque or translucent, can be painted thick or thin, with a palette knife or paint brush. It has a richness that is so beautiful. I participate in Art shows throughout the year and show in several galleries. My paintings are in private collections Nationally and Internationally. When one is painting and expressing as an artist it is important to paint what speaks to your heart. Realizing this is what led me to be a painter of animals and especially horses. I am blessed to be in the company of animals and of horses. I still ride fairly often, hang out with them and photograph them in preparation commission portraits of my client's horses. I truly enjoy this part of my life.