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Janell James

Janell James is a prolific and talented painter whose passion for artmaking has its roots in her earliest childhood memories. At the age of seventeen, painter Janell James engaged in study under one of Utah’s premier painters, Connie Borup. “Connie was a wonderfully, amazing teacher with such generosity in sharing her art method. She was such an inspiration that I even tracked her down once I started attending the University of Utah. After college I followed her to Sun Valley, ID for one of her workshops and I plan to join her in a plein air painting workshop in France one day. Connie has paved the way for me in recognizing a valuable teacher when I come across one and so far I have been lucky to work with several amazing painters.” For the past three years, Janell has been hard at work focusing her talents on the Classical Atelier approach, under the tutelage of some of the best artists of Utah, New York and France. Recently, Janell completed an intensive six-month Artist in Residency program at the Bay Area Classical Artists Atelier in Belmont (BACAA), CA. ( Three months of her study was under the tutelage of Ted Seth Jacobs ( focusing on drawing the human form and portrait with nothing other than natural, north facing light akin to the methods of the old Masters. The remaining three months focused on painting the portrait in all its complexity. BACAA opened up another fortunate opportunity for Janell to study drawing and

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  1. My name is Michael Rose from Phoenix, Arizona. I have been on the lookout for some artworks lately in regards to I and my wife’s anniversary which is just around the corner. I stormed on some of your works which i found quite impressive and intriguing. I must admit your doing quite an impressive job. You are undoubtedly good at what you do.

    With that being said, I would like to purchase some of

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    • Michael, please inquire with the artist directly at:
      Thanks, Now Playing Utah


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