Comments from Art Lovers
--Sue M in WI
Collectors, Visitors, and Fans Say ...
Janet Strayer’s breathtaking Wings exhibit sweeps me away into another world of beauty and emotion. Janet transforms her scholarly and artistic background into spectacular images and lasting impressions. I bought Janet’s oil painting of the ancient Chinese yin/yang symbol for a young couple’s first wedding anniversary. It is the perfect symbol for them, which captures opposites energizing one another to provide a loving counterbalance through their lives together. I urge you to explore Janet’s website and visit her gallery.
--Deborah C in Washington state
Wow! What an incredibly awesome piece of work!!! So much detail. How long did it take you to create?
--Lindsay T in U.K.
OMG It's FANTASTIC!
--Beverly S in Italy
Love it... filled with mystery.
--Mary L in BC
Beautiful and dynamic work,
--Jean-François R in BC
--Karen I in MI
It's beautiful, I love it. Gorgeous
colours and lots going on
--Chris R in U.K
Fabulous! I love the way your painting tells many stories. And what a great idea for a painting
--Eleanor S in Ireland
Love it... the complexity and interesting objects and design... so very fun
--Sonja K in CA
My wife and I own two works of art by Janet Strayer -- Birdland and Icarus. Both paintings are greatly treasured and occupy places of prominence in our home. With Birdland we were immediately taken in by the playful images and the rich colours ... It brightens our day every time we look at it. Whimsical on first glance, it draws you into the lives of the birds who may or may not be full of the whimsy you first saw.
Beyond having a special connection to the subject, we love the ethereal nature of Icarus. The painting transforms with the changing light of day and, indeed, through the changing light of the seasons. Reacting to the available light, various parts of the canvas seem to come alive, with certain brushstrokes highlighted, while others drift into the background. Depending on the time of day and the quality of light, it seems altogether a different painting. Faces emerge from the painted shadows and colours of the wings and their emotions transition in the passage of light and time. Sometimes the image of Icarus is soaring, sometimes he looks as if he is plummeting to the ocean below.
--M & J Mensink, West Vancouver
I read the wonderful review of your show. What I like about your work is that it is so imaginative and versatile – I love all the varied imagery that you integrate... it’s so evocative – I feel like I can enter... and wander around in it.
--Olga F in Montreal