Janet is a British artist currently living and working in America. Since moving here over a decade ago she has exhibited and studied in America, won numerous prizes and been elected Signature member of the Connecticut Pastel Society and artist member of the Salmagundi Club in NYC.
Her work concentrates mainly on the figurative and landscape – “I like to combine landscape and figurative aspects in a painting as I find this adds interest and scale to the work”. Her work is very colorful and she finds pastel of all mediums gives her the freedom to use imaginative color while still working in the realm of realism.
Please email Janet Cook if you would like more information about any of the works depicted in this website gallery, or if you are interested in commissioning a painting.
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Selected Exhibitions & Juried Shows
2006 Taiwan Center International Pastel Show, Flushing, New York.
2006 Pen and Brush Club, New York.
2006 Spring Auction Show, Salmagundi Club, New York.
2006 Connecticut Pastel Society ‘members show’, CT
2005 Honorable Mention, Thumb-Box Show, Salmagundi Club, New York.
2005 Connecticut Pastel Society,12th Annual National Exhibition “Renaissance in Pastel”, West Hartford, Connecticut.
2005 Pastel Society Of America 33rd Annual Show, National Arts Club, New York.
2005 Philip Isenberg Memorial Award, Salmagundi Club, New York
2005 First Prize, Figure Composition, The William Auerbach Levy Prize,
National Academy School of Fine Arts, National Academy Museum, Annual Juried show.
2005 International Association of Pastel Society’s, Biennial show, Art Source Gallery, North Carolina (Honorable Mention)
2005 CPS Signature Member Show, Lyme Art association (May 05)
2005 National Academy of Design Museum, Mid-Year Show, (Honorable Mention)
2005 Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York, NY – National Academy Juried Show
2004 Hudson Valley Art Association annual show
2004 Salmagundi Club Annual Auction Show, NY
2004 CPS (Honorable mention) Members Show, Meriden, CT
2004 CPS Signature Members Show at the Charter Oak Gallery, Fairfield, CT
2003 Acquisition award and finalist in the first New York Buckingham Hotel Competition for the ‘Expression of Music Though Art’
2003 ‘Red Ballet Red’ hung in entrance hall of Art Students league, New York, to celebrate being one of the finalists of New York Buckingham Competition for the ‘Expression of Music Though Art’
2003 Connecticut Pastel Society, Juried ‘Renaissance in Pastel show’, Terry Ludwig Award for portrait ‘Bob’.
2003 Pastel Society of America annual juried show, New York for ‘Horse and Buggy’
2003 National Academy Museum, NY .
2003 Salmagundi Club, NY. Non Members Show
(First prize) George Inness, Jr. Memorial Award for Pastel for ‘Glow on Broadway’
2003 (‘Blue dot’), Art Students League, Annual Class Show, NY
2003 (Honor award) Connecticut Pastel Society Annual Members Show, CT
2003 Lincoln Center, New York, NY – National Academy jury show
2002 Signature Member Show at Carriage Barn Art Center. New Canaan, CT
2002 Renaissance in Pastel, Norwich Museum, CT
Publications and Societies
2004 Elected member of Salmagundi Club, New York
2003 Elected member of Art Students League, New York
2002 International Pastel Artist
2001 Elected member of Art Students League, New York
2001 Connecticut Pastel Society Newsletter – featured artist
2001 Portrait Society Bulletin
2001 International Association of Pastel Society’s convention cover award
1997 Sacramento Bee Newspaper
1996-7 Open Studios, San Francisco, CA