According to Janis, nature absorbs and inspires her. She focuses on the landscape and seeks to capture on paper or canvas the essence of the experience. Janis says that her personal challenge is to interpret the landscape in a sensitive, impressionistic manner.
Originally from Ohio, Janis moved to Texas in the early 90’s and presently resides there. She has a minor in studio art from Ohio University and has studied both pastel and oil with a number of nationally known artists. Her pastels and oils have been in many exhibits and have won several awards, including Honorable Mention in the Pastel Journal. “Krendick’s strong connection to the land as a sacred place is evident. Her paintings echo with reverence and ancient energy”, Informed Collector, February 2011. She has most recently served as a juror for the Pastel Society of New Mexico’s National Exhibition.
Serving two years as the President of the Pastel Society of the Southwest, she remains active in that association. Pastel Society of the Southwest, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico and the International Association of Pastel Societies have awarded Signature Member status to Janis. She does frequent demonstrations for art groups in the North Texas area.
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