14" square platter hand-painted by artist Jane Johnson.
Jane Johnson has been a supporter of the The Retreat for more than 20 years and an All Against Abuse participating artist since 2002. She has been a part of twelve previous events. We are happy to have her join us as we celebrate our 25th anniversary of the gala.
Johnson paints abstract landscapes, exploring color and how shapes and line interact. She says "interesting things happen where colors meet. I want to create something new and beautiful with some mystery about it."
You can see inside her North Haven studio in the video you see here.
Nature inspires comfort and mystery. From it comes our most familiar historic images. In this time of Pandemic, Art and Nature are healing.
For painting this platter, I have turned to my past travel photographs of designs from Turkey, India, Morocco?especially ancient textiles and carpets?beautiful photos from the Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon and from The Victoria and Albert Museum.
My painting derives from natural forms?remembered in the studio. I am interested in color and what happens when colors meet.
I am glad I can do some small thing for people experiencing difficulty
Donated By Jane Johnson