at the beautiful University of Michigan Peony Gardens. I was honored that the Associate Curator of the U of M Peony Gardens offered to purchase and gift it to the Belarus Botanical Gardens, in Minsk, Belarus! This will be my first artwork entered into an international collection!
"Full Bloom Peony Garden"
Janet Kohler received her BFA from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Mi and her MFA from Eastern Michigan University. She teaches figure drawing
and painting, color mixing with pastels and Plein-Air painting classes at the Ann Arbor Art Center. She has taught numerous workshops in Pastel & Landscape Painting; Drawing at Washtenaw Community College, Drawing the Figure workshops at the University of Michigan Museum of Art and most recently pastel painting workshops at Interlochen Center for the Arts and Jackson Civic Art Association. Janet’s pastels and oils have been exhibited nationally and internationally and are included in many corporate and private collections.
The above pastel, "Tranquility", is currently published in "Stroke of Genius 6-Value:Lights & Darks", F&W Media, publishers of American Artist's Magazine. Janet has received many honors and awards and exhibits locally with the Ann Arbor Women Painters and the Ann Arbor Area Pastelists, is a Board Director with the Great Lakes Pastel Society and a member of the Michigan Plein Air Painters.