About

Janet Hamilton

Janet’s vibrant paintings capture the liveliness and atmosphere of a place. There is a sense of energy in her strokes which renders life “out there” as well as within herself…sort of a communion. Whether she is painting clouds, water, trees or people – her attention is on the way light touches each form in a beautiful way, and on the patterns that are created by light and shadow.

Janet received her BFA from the University of Kansas, where she discovered the challenges of painting “plein air” painting. She has always been inspired by the Dutch, French and California landscape artists, as well as Asian painting. Janet developed her own style further at the Art Students League of Denver.  She loves using the vibrant medium of pastels, often employing underwashes, textures and layers of color to express her vision.

Though Janet has taken many painting trips throughout Europe, she is still captivated by  the graceful beauty of the Northwest, where she has lived for over 20 years. Exhibited nationally and collected internationally, Janet’s work has won many awards. She teaches weekly painting classes in her Everett studio and gives occasional workshops at various locations.

Resume



Education

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting & Drawing), University of Kansas
  • Art Student’s League of Denver, 1987-1993
  • Studied with: Robert Sudlow, Lorenzo Chavez, Doug Dawson, Kang Cho, Albert Handel, Jay Moore, Quang Ho, Sally Strand, Pam Ingalls, Richard McKinley

Professional Affiliations


Gallery Representation


Awards

  • 2nd PlaceSchack Juried Art Show – 2016
  • Artist & Craftsman Award – Women Painters of Washington Juried Membership Show – 2015
  • Juror’s AwardNorthwest Pastel Society International Show – 2015
  • Poster ArtistFresh Paint Festival – Everett Marina – 2010
  • Jack Richeson AwardNorthwest Pastel Society International Juried Show – 2009
  • Elsie Weiner AwardWomen Painters of Washington Membership Show – 2007
  • EAFA AwardNorthwest Pastel Society International Show – 2007
  • One of the Pastel Journal’s “Top 100 Pastels” Award – 2003
  • Best of ShowWomen Painters of Washington Membership Show – 2002
  • 2001 Snohomish County Artist of the Year
  • 1st PlaceMukilteo Annual Juried Art Show – 2000
  • 1st PlaceMukilteo Annual Juried Art Show – 1999
  • 1st PlaceSky Valley Artist Guild Annual Juried Show – 1998

Collections

  • Duke of Abercorn – Northern Ireland
  • Evergreen Hospital – Kirkland, Washington
  • City of Everett – Police Headquarters, Van Valey House and the Arboretum
  • Everett Clinic – Everett, WA
  • Providence General Hospital – Everett, WA

Publications

  • Best of America Pastels, Vol. 11 (2009)
  • Best of Worldwide Artists in Pastel, Charcoal & Pencil, Vol. 11 (2010)
  • Pastel Journal – March/April, 2003
  • Tea, A Magazine – January, 2003
  • Newspaper articles:
    • Seattle Times, Everett Herald, Skagit Herald and Arlington Times
  • Other Professional Art Experience:
    • Artist at Hallmark Cards, Inc. (Kansas City, MO) for 6 years
    • Self-employed photo-retoucher (advertising) for 12 years in Denver, CO
    • Art show juror, artist/demonstrator
    • Arts Council of Snohomish County – past board member and past President
    • Women Painters of Washington – past board member and past Treasurer
    • Painting Teacher since 2001

Exhibitions – 2016

  • NPS Signature Members Show – Scott/Milo Gallery – Anacortes, WA
  • Women Artists Coast to Coast – WA State Convention Center – Seattle, WA
  • Annual Juried Art Show – Schack Art Center – Everett, WA
  • What One Dreams About – Matzke Fine Art Gallery – Camano Island, WA
  • Lay of the Land – 4th Corner Frames – Bellingham, WA
  • The French Connection – Cristiano’s – Marysville, WA
  • NPS International Juried Show – The American Art Company – Tacoma, WA
  • Rexville Grange Art Show – Rexville Gallery – Mt. Vernon, WA
  • Fresh Paint Art Festival – Everett Marina – Everett, WA
  • The BIG Show – WPW Gallery – Seattle, WA
  • NPS Members Show – Dakota Gallery – Bellingham, WA

 

2015

  • Between-a Shared Experience – Scott/Milo Gallery – Anacortes, WA
  • Camano Island Art Show – Matzke Fine Art Gallery – Camano Island
  • NW Pastel Society International Juried Show – American Art Gallery – Tacoma, WA
  • Fresh Paint Art Festival – Everett Marina – Everett, WA
  • Art of the Garden – Schack Art Center – Everett, WA
  • Rexville Grange Gallery Shows – Mt. Vernon, WA
  • WPW Membership Show – Scott/Milo Gallery – Anacortes, WA
  • Habitat – WPW Gallery – Seattle, WA
  • Between – Scott/Milo Gallery – Anacortes, WA
  • Skagit Land Trust Art Auction – Mt. Vernon, WA
  • Honey I Shrunk the Art – Matzke Fine Art Gallery – Camano Island, WA

 

2014

  • Solo Exhibit – Wicked Cellars – Everett, WA
  • NW Pastel Society Members Show – Schack Art Center – Everett, WA
  • Rexville Grange Gallery Shows – Mt. Vernon, WA
  • WPW Membership Show – Scott/Milo Gallery – Anacortes, WA
  • Fresh Paint Art Festival – Everett, WA
  • Schactoberfest – Schack Art Center – Everett, WA
  • Juried Art Exhibit – Schack Art Center – Everett, WA
  • Skagit Land Trust Art Auction – Mt. Vernon, WA
  • Harmony – WPW Gallery – Seattle, WA
  • Mill Creek Art Festival – Mill Creek, WA

 

2013

  • NPS Members Show – Schack Art Center – Everett, WA
  • Illumination – WPW Gallery – Seattle, WA
  • 35th Annual Juried International Show – Mountlake Terrace, WA
  • Art of the Garden – Schack Art Center – Everett, WA
  • NPS International Show – American Art Co. – Tacoma, WA
  • Pacific Regents Tower Show – Belleview, WA
  • Rexville Grange Gallery Shows – Mt. Vernon, WA
  • Fresh Paint Art Festival – Everett, WA
  • WPW Membership Show – WPW Gallery – Seattle, WA
  • NPS Signature Show – Scott/Milo Gallery – Anacortes, WA
  • Index Art Festival – Index, WA
  • Anthology – WPW Gallery – Seattle, WA

 

2012

  • Featured Artist – Ornamental Arts Gallery – Marysville, WA
  • Hamilton Studios Grand Opening – Everett, WA
  • Celebration – Traveling Art Show – Washington State
  • Fresh Paint Art Festival- Everett Marina – Everett, WA
  • Rexville Grange Gallery Show – Mt. Vernon, WA
  • Skagit Land Trust Art Auction – Mt. Vernon, WA
  • NPS International Pastel Show- American Art CO – Tacoma, WA
  • WPW Members Show – Scott/Milo Gallery – Anacortes, WA
  • Two-Person show – Blue Horse Gallery – Bellingham, WA

 

2011

  • Fate of the Forest – Whatcom Museum – Bellingham, WA
  • Adventures – WPW Gallery – Seattle, WA
  • Women Painters of WA Membership Show – Seattle, WA
  • Loganberry Festival – Greenbank Farm – Whidbey Island, WA
  • Fresh Paint – Everett Marina – Everett, WA
  • Skagit Land Trust Art Auction – Mt. Vernon, WA
  • Rexville Grange Gallery Art Show – Mt. Vernon, WA
  • H’Arts Auction – Schack Art Center – Everett, WA

 

2010

  • NPS International Show – American Art Co. – Tacoma, WA
  • Remnants – WPW Gallery – Seattle, WA
  • Out with a Bang – Everett Art Center – Everett, WA
  • Wonder, Women Painters of WA Gallery – Seattle, WA
  • Special Places – solo show, Annex gallery – Everett, WA
  • Rexville Grange Gallery Art Show (Fall & Spring) – Mt. Vernon, WA
  • Fresh Paint Art Festival (poster artist) – Everett, WA
  • Women painters of WA Membership Show – WPW Gallery – Seattle, WA
  • NPS Signature Members Show – Scott/Milo Gallery – Anacortes, WA

 

2009

  • Northwest Pastel Society International Juried Show, American Art Co – Tacoma, WA
  • Local Views (2 person show), Everett Art Center retail gallery – Everett, WA
  • Memories of San Miguel de Allende, Blue Horse Gallery – Bellingham, WA
  • Snohomish Arts Council Juried Show, Everett Art Center -Everett, WA
  • Northwest Pastel Society Members Show, Blue Horse Gallery – Bellingham, WA
  • Summer Sojourn, WPW Columbia Tower Gallery – Seattle, WA
  • Rexville Grange Gallery Art Show (Fall and Spring) – Mt. Vernon, WA
  • Solo Exhibition, Arista Wine Cellars – Edmonds, WA
  • Museum of Northwest Art Auction, Museum of Northwest Art – LaConner, WA
  • Arts Alive, Maple Hall – LaConner, WA

 

2008

  • Song of the Siren, Everett Arts Center, Everett, WA
  • Tuscan Travelers, Blue Horse Gallery – Bellingham, WA
  • Waters Alive!, Women Painters of WA Columbia Tower gallery – Seattle, WA
  • Holiday Show, Arts Council of Snohomish County – Everett, WA
  • Art and All that Jazz, Whatcom Museum – Bellingham, WA
  • Art of the Garden, Everett Arts Center – Everett, WA
  • Visions, WPW Columbia Tower Gallery – Seattle, WA
  • Pets on Parade, Arts Council Gallery – Everett, WA
  • Rexville Grange Gallery Art Show, Mt. Vernon, WA (Spring and Fall)
  • 3 Artists Pastel Show, State of the Arts Gallery – Olympia, WA

 

2007

  • West Coast Paper Art Exhibition, Kirsten Gallery – Seattle, WA
  • Pelagic, Solovei Gallery – Everett, WA
  • WPW Statewide Juried Show, WA State Convention Center – Seattle, WA
  • Northwest Pastel Society Int. Juried Show, American Art Company – Tacoma, WA
  • Windows, Doors, Rooftops & Roadways, University House – Issaquah, WA
  • Viewpoints (group exhibit), Columbia Tower Gallery – Seattle, WA
  • MONA Art Auction, Museum of NW Art – LaConner, WA
  • Rexville Gallery Fall & Spring Shows, Mt. Vernon, WA
  • Alumni Art Exhibit, Blue Horse Gallery – Bellingham, WA
  • Fresh Paint Art Fair, Everett Marina – Everett, WA
  • Women Painters of WA Membership Show, Monte Cristo Hotel – Everett, WA

 

2006

  • Luminous Places solo show, Blue Horse Gallery – Bellingham, WA
  • Skagitonians Preserve Farmland Exhibit, Edison Eye Gallery, Bow, WA
  • Art of the Garden, Arts Council of Snohomish County – Everett, WA
  • Art and All that Jazz, Whatcom Museum – Bellingham, WA
  • Rexville Grange Fine Art Show, Rexville Gallery – Mt. Vernon, WA
  • Celebration! Part IV, Columbia Tower Gallery -Seattle, WA
  • Exploring Venice & Ireland, Blue Horse Gallery – Bellingham, WA
  • Brushes with the Land group show, Gallery By the Bay, Stanwood, WA
  • The Abstracted Landscape, Bainbridge Gallery – Bainbridge Island, WA
  • Fresh Paint, Everett Marina – Everett, WA
  • Mother=s Day Exhibit, History of the World Gallery – Camano Island, WA

 

2005

  • The Abstracted Landscape, Bainbridge Arts & Crafts – Bainbridge is, WA
  • WPW Members Show, New Dimensions Gallery – Bellevue, WA
  • Celebration! Part 11, Columbia Tower Gallery – Seattle, WA
  • Camano Island Studio Tour – Camano Is, WA
  • The Art of Janet Hamilton, Historic Van Valey House – Everett, WA
  • Women Painters of WA Members Show, New Dimensions Gallery – Bellevue, WA
  • Artists of the Year Retrospective, Arts Council – Everett, WA
  • Northwest Pastel Society Signature Members Show, Kaewyn Gallery – Bothel, WA
  • Local Waterways, Northlight Gallery – Everett Community College – WA
  • Impressions of Italy, Blue Horse Gallery – Bellingham, WA
  • History of the World Miniature Show -Camano Is, WA
  • Rexville Grange Spring & Fall Shows, Mt. Vernon, WA
  • Views of Woodstock Farm, Blue Horse Gallery – Bellingham, WA

 

2004

  • Northwest Pastel Society International Juried Show, Arts Council – Everett, WA
  • West Coast Paper Co. Annual Juried Show (juror), Kirsten Gallery – Seattle, WA
  • Honey I Shrunk the Art, History of the World Gallery
  • Visions of Spain, Blue Horse Gallery – Bellingham, WA
  • Fresh Paint Art Festival, Everett Marina – Everett, WA
  • Art of the Garden, Art Council of Snohomish County – Everett, WA
  • Museum of Northwest Art Auction – LaConner,
  • Art Of Science Exhibit, Arts Council – Everett, WA
  • Skagitonians Preserve Farmland Show, Edison Eye gallery – Bow, WA
  • Northwest Pastel Society Show, Blue Creek Gallery – Walla Walla, WA
  • Rexville Grange Fall & April Shows, Rexville gallery – Mt. Vernon, WA
  • Camano Island Studio Tour, Camano Island, WA

 

2003

  • Here There and Everywhere (solo) – Blue Horse Gallery – Bellingham, WA
  • Art and All That Jazz, Whatcom Museum – Bellingham, WA
  • Personal Places solo exhibit, Bon Gallery – Seattle, WA
  • Group Show, David Maritz Gallery – Camano Island, WA
  • Rexville Grange Gallery Fall and April Shows, Rexville Gallery – Mt. Vernon, WA
  • Honey I Shrunk the Art, History of the World Gallery – Camano Is, WA
  • WPW Juried Show, University House – Issaquah, WA
  • Fresh Paint Art Festival, Everett Marina – Everett, WA
  • MONA Gala Auction, MONA Art Museum – LaConner, WA
  • Skagitonians Preserve Farmland Show, Edison Eye Gallery – Bow, WA
  • Camano Island Studio Tour, Camano Island, WA
  • Views of France, Blue Horse Gallery – Bellingham, WA
  • AAUW Show, St. Cecilia=s Church – Stanwood, WA
  • NPS Signature Members= Show, Issaquah Gallery – Issaquah, WA
  • WPW Members Show, Lakeshore Gallery – Kirkland, WA

 

2002

  • Puget Sound Country Exhibition, Slillwater Gallery – Seattle, WA
  • Edmonds Art Festival – Edmonds, WA
  • Art of the Garden, Everett Art Center – Everett, WA
  • Fresh Paint, Everett Waterfront – Everett, Wa
  • Skagitonians Preserve Farmland Art Show, Edison Eye Gallery – Bow, WA
  • WPW Membership Show, Burien Arts Gallery – Burien, WA
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Art, History of the World Gallery – Camano Island, WA
  • Paint the Town, Blue Horse Gallery – Bellingham, WA
  • Reflections WPW Fall Show, Olympic Gallery – Olympia, WA
  • AAUW Annual Show – Stanwood, WA
  • Four Pastel Artists, Blue Horse Gallery -Bellingham, WA
  • 5 Springs, Fountainhead Gallery – Seattle, WA
  • Rexville Grange Gallery Spring & Fall shows, Rexville Gallery – Mt. Vernon, WA
  • France group show, Blue Horse Gallery – Bellingham, WA
  • Northwest Pastel Society National Show, Gig Harbor, WA
  • Women Painters of Washington show, Childhood=s End Gallery – Olympia, WA

 

2001

  • Epic Passages, Nordic Heritage Museum – Ballard, WA
  • Toy Memories, Fountainhead Gallery – Seattle, WA
  • Northwest Pastel Society Member=s Show, Firdale Gallery – Edmonds, WA
  • Fall Exhibition, Rexville Grange Gallery – Mt. Vernon, WA
  • Invitational Miniature Show, History of the World Gallery – Stanwood
  • Skagitonians Preserve Farmland Show, Edison Eye Gallery – Bow, WA
  • Solo Show, Vanilla Bean Coffee House – Mukilteo, WA
  • AAUW Annual Juried Show, Grange Hall – Stanwood, WA
  • An Art Odyssey, Everett Art Center – Everett, WA
  • Eclectic Visions, Sydney Gallery – Port Orchard, WA
  • Everett Annual Juried Show, Everett Art Center – Everett, WA
  • Natural Selection, Fountainhead Gallery – Seattle, WA
  • Camano Island Art Tour, Camano Island, WA
  • Artist of the Year 2001