JANICE MACOMBER FINE ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
Janice Macomber was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Since childhood, she has been drawn to Nature and the amazing wildlife within. Life has taken her from her home in Wisconsin to Northern California and Palamino Valley, Nevada where the wild mustangs, mountains lions,and pronghorn sheep roamed freely. Janice now lives on the south coast of Massachusetts where the ocean, rivers, and woods and wildlife continue to awe and inspire her creative calling.
Janice developed and mastered her techniquies and style by extensive and continual studies of master artists whose work she admired. She believes that life as an artist is a wonderful never ending journey of creative discovery and learning.
Janice's 43 year career as a fine artist has brought about a strong understanding of color, light, and design. Accomplished as both a marine and wildlife artist, Janices' beautiful art works exude a high level of style and expertise.
Janice's fine art paintings are usually executed in oil on linen or wooden panels, however she is quite comfortable using acrylic, pastels, or watercolors to capture the mood, atmosphere, and detail of the subject.
Janice has donated her time and talents to many worthy causes, such as the Make A Wish Foundation, The Coalition for the Homeless, Ducks Unlimited, Massachusetts Water Fowlers, The Westport River Watershed Alliance and The University of Massachusett Dartmouth, MA.
Janice has been an active member of the International Society of Marine Painters (professional artist status), the American Society of Marine Artists, The Artists Roundtable of California, and the Westport Art Group in Massachusetts.
She has won both local and national competitions, and is listed in Who's Who Of American Artists, as well as Who's Who Of American Women. Janice's artwork is in public, private, corporate collections in the United States and Abroad.
After just one year of employment, Janice was promoted to Art Department Manager for Sherle Wagner Internationl, a high end bath fixture company which has showrooms around the world. Her talent and experience contributed to the creation of outstanding original designs on porclain and ceramic for customers such as Donald Trump, The Prince of Dubai, Oprah Winfrey, Judge Judy, and countless other affluent clients around the world. To get a glimpse of the artwork painted by Janice at Sherle Wagner, click on the following link. http://www.archive.sherlewagner.com
Janice's winning design for the town of Westport, Massachusetts first flag since it's inception in 1787 hangs in the Boston State House Great Hall of Flags in Boston, MA.
Janice is also the winning wildlife artist for the Massachusetts 2010 Waterfowl Stamp Design nation wide competition. She has taken second place two times and several honorable mentions. The first print of the Waterfowl Stamp design now hangs on permanent display in the Peobody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts along with the decoy carved by Thomas Wilson which the subject matter for this painting.