Art Wednesday: Janis Galbraith Fitch
|North Truro Hilltop|
Artist: Janis Galbraith Fitch
Contemporary landscape painter, oils
A couple of weeks ago I included three works by Janis Fitch in my Art Wednesday "Cows" theme. I enjoyed her work so much I thought I would share some more of her lovely summery art.
|Town beach, North Truro|
Janis Galbraith Fitch received her bachelor of fine arts degree, with a concentration in painting and drawing, from the University of Delaware in 1979. She is originally from Teaneck, New Jersey but has spent most of her adult life in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Summers have always been spent in the little town of North Truro in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Fitch paints in oils, using intense color to interpret what she sees. Her subject of choice is the Cape Cod landscape with its beautiful skies and warm sunlight. Her trademark cows are also frequently painted and often show up on the Cape beaches! (source)
Her artwork reminded me very much of Edward Hopper (American artist 1882-1967), in particular his outdoor scenes of the sea/beach and beach cottages (link). In an interview Fitch did last year she said that the artist that she most highly respected was in fact Edward Hopper so I am not surprised to see she is drawing on inspiration from his works.
|North Truro town|
|Weathered at Wellfeet|
|Herring Cove Holsteins|
|Beach Point sunset|
For more works by Janis Fitch's visit her website: Link