Paintings & Drawings by Janet

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This pastel was created on site
at the beautiful University of Michigan Peony Gardens.
I was honored when 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 third 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 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.


Demo at Matthaei Botanical Gardens 

Photo by Tony Salemi

"Wildflowers Along the River" 

First Place Winner for the "Quick Draw" event at the second annual Dexter Plein-Air Paint-out Festival,

This is the second year in a row

I received this juried award! (print's available)

The "Quick Draw" event means, as artists, we get our canvases or paper stamped in the morning and go out and find a spot to paint, start painting by 9:00 a.m. and return the finished product, framed and ready for 

jurying by 12:30!