Her current work expresses the artist’s continuing interest in her natural environment. With wonderment at its intelligence, interconnections, and complexities Janet offers insight into our relationship to what is common and extraordinary in the world around us be it water, plants or insects. Mysterious and sensory, Fredericks’ drawings and paintings are at once maps, conversations, and tracings of experience of a deeper communion that begins with her reverent awareness of her native surroundings.
“All [these] things around you are presences, representing forces and powers and magical possibilities of life that are not yours and yet are all part of life, and that opens it out to you. Then you find it echoing in yourself, because you are nature.”
Janet Fredericks spent her early years in Vermont. She studied art at Green Mountain College, William Patterson College and received her BFA from Barry University. She has had major shows, both in this country and abroad, steadily creating bodies of work informed by her interest in and observations of her natural environment. A Vermont Arts Council and New England Foundation for the Arts
Fellowship recipient, she has received artist residencies at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ucross Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, Venice Printmaking Studio and the International School of Art, Umbria.