A visual orchestra of bright color and bold imagery brings to light the rhythms found dancing across the canvases of Janet Blumenthal’s work. The viewer may ask “why musical themes?” Janet best describes this in her own words, “Music is a universal language easily recognized and interpreted by all.
Every culture is marked by celebration for life, and often expressed through dance and music. One can feel this rhythm of life by Janet’s artistry. The viewer is reminded of this celebration as shimmering light and color bursts onto the canvas. “All creativity comes from a power much greater than humankind. This creativity can be captured on a beautiful canvas, a wonderful melody, or a rhythmic dance. If one person is inspired by this creativity, they have been touched by this universal power. This same power will one day heal the world.”
Janet Blumenthal was born and raised in Indiana, where she was awarded high school honors in Art. Janet attended Arizona State University, earning a B.F.A. in Drawing. These educational ventures lead Janet to a position with Phoenix Art Group, where she was an understudy to Susan Hartenhoff, world-renowned artist. Janet has sold her works all over the country and as far away as Saudia Arabia and the Far East. Janet’s works are currently being published in poster form by Joan Cawley Gallery Ltd., and her original paintings are on display at the Joan Cawley Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.
“It is my sincere hope that all the world will one day live as one,” explains Janet. “That we will realize as human beings we are more alike than we are different. I believe the creative arts have the power to heal the world.”