Take home some Taos color
Janice M. Smith-Mixed Media
Janice M. Smith
As a member of the boomer generation our mission was to preserve a way of life we saw vanishing before our eyes. It is with pride that I offer you fine hand crafted items that are an extension of the ways of old combined with modern design and technology. Each piece is created in my Albuquerque, New Mexico home from my own designs.
I began my career as a self taught weaver 40 years ago. My formal education proceeded as a graphic design student where I was quickly enamored with the silkscreen process and began to produce limited editions of serigraphs depicting the sunsets and skies of the southwest. It was a natural progression for one who lived a lifetime in the desert and mountains of New Mexico.
I exhibited extensively by participating in juried arts and crafts fairs and festivals throughout the southwest ( mainly- Arizona, New Mexico and California) During those years I received many best booth awards for eclectic booth displays and several best of show awards at museum exhibits.
My current work is a combination of acrylic color and texture to achieve a sculptural look.
The clay is low fire ceramic which has been painted. All of the processes have been developed through trial and error to achieve the look I wanted. Working with clay is a very therapeutic practice for me.
My work reflects the years of producing serigraphs (fine art silk screen prints) and weaving techniques. Working with color is my greatest pleasure. The current work incorporate a layering on colors followed by a layer of texture and media such as clay and metal.