Jana Botkin has been a full-time artist since 1993. “Cabinart” is what she calls her Studio and her art collection. Her work is about her unique and personal local art vision, which, as she describes it, is in “finding, showing off, and focusing attention on the good parts of living here my entire life.” She loves to share her view of Tulare County, California, where she has lived since birth.
Originally working with pencil on paper, she has evolved into oil painting…recently coming full circle back to the pencil medium to work on a new series of historic cabins that will be published as an art book in the near future. As she explains, she loves the medium of pencil because it “is the best way I know to freeze every detail, emphasize the shapes, textures, light and shadow of almost any subject. My favorite, of course, is cabins!”
Jana has a special reputation as a mural artist, with several of her murals in Three Rivers and in nearby Exeter, California. She says, “They changed my life. When we began the project in Exeter, I had no intention of learning to paint, let alone paint huge pictures in public. Look what happened!”
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