Janet Sopp-Sims, A local Lakeway artist.
I am an Award Winning, Internationally Collected, Emerging Artist. I work in Watercolor, Acrylic and Colored Pencil, but I do dabble in other media for experimentation. I am a Graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus Ohio, with a BFA in Painting and Sculpture and a minor in Graphic Design. During my adult career, I have had the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of creative endeavors. I have done infomercial set design, costume and theatre stage design, retail interior design, graphic art, banner ads and logo design. I hung up my stylus 10 years ago to focus on my art. I have been juried into of The National Association of Women Artists, The International Guild of Realism, Artists of Texas, and The Capitol Art Society. I am also a participating member of Waterloo Watercolor Group, The Colored Pencil Society of America, American Women Artists and the Texas Watercolor Society. I compete on an International level and am a two time finalist in the Hunting Art Prize, Houston TX. I have shown art in Austin and Houston TX, New York City, Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio. I have shown virtually in London England as well as sold originals there. Most of my work is what I consider to be finely crafted. I create three dimensional objects on a 2 dimensional plane that looks like they exist in real space. I love nailing reflections in glass, getting that perfect curve on a teapot, getting the correct shadow of the drapery. I don’t use a grid, everything is drawn by hand and observation, and no photoshop manipulation. I have a deep respect for the creative process. I have endeavored to hone my craft to the best of my abilities. I don’t throw paint at canvases, I might drip paint mixed with Tar Gel, or splatter watercolor on a work in progress. I have too much respect for the millennia of artists who have tried to make the world a more beautiful place, not only visually, but through dance, music, song, poetry, literature.