Why make the simple hard? In her life and her art, Janet Jacobs tries to express the ease of simplicity.
As a person trying to navigate through the complexities of today’s world, and as an artist and an art teacher, I feel the need to keep it simple every day.
In my studio work I’m trying to be as direct as I can and paint about a few things rather than a whole bunch of ideas.
As a teacher, I want to help people feel some personal flow in their day – the feeling that everything in the world disappears for a little while as they focus on the beauty right in front of them. I also want them to grow technically, but I try to keep my messages limited each lesson. I don’t want people to feel frozen with too much to think about. Keeping my ideas down to earth and simple seems best.
As a wife and a mom to three boys, and as a daughter and a friend, as well as a dog owner, I try to keep my own life as simple as I can. It’s hard.