Janine Dunn Wade’s work sways with luscious lyrical movement. The paint, applied in lush thickness here, fades away there, creating a multidimensional space even in the smallest scale. Her flowers and every day objects are depicted with colors that are both vibrant and subtle, and with forms that are both recognizable and abstracted, a contrast that perpetuates a wondrous dance. The artist says: “Painting is a conversation. The subject, the paint and the artist get involved in a dialogue. There is a real ebb and flow. The artist must absolutely bend to the direction the painting has decided on. I love Bonnard's viewpoint: “the precision of naming takes away from the uniqueness of seeing." If the mind cannot make assumptions the eye can see so much more freely. Thus the heart can respond unbound. There is so much more in paint. In paint you can relive a passage of time. In paint you experience dynamic rhythm, color and sheer joy. In paint the entire artistic process is revealed at one moment, unlike in music, theatre and literature where it unfolds over time. In paint the human spirit can soar, emotionally, visually, and in the inherent wholeness of being. I work to connect with a specific moment in space and time. My intention is to see shapes of color in space and arrange them into something visually exciting with a touch of mystery. My perspective is always changing and so is the world. New visions, new problems, new solutions. Painting sustains my soul.”
Janine Dunn Wade, who resides in Bucks County, Pa, has a BFA from Villanova University and has studied art in Mexico and Italy. Her work has been shown in galleries throughout Pennsylvania. We are thrilled to welcome this ebullient artist back to the Lodge at Woodloch for our 2023 Spring show.