Antoinette M. Janecki Studio
404 First Street, Greenport, NY 11944
Antoinette M. Janecki paints a variety of subjects but is best known for her vivid landscapes and dramatic marine paintings. A resident Soho artist, she captures on paper and canvas the best of here two worlds - New York City where she lives and Greenport where she keeps her sailboat and has a studio on First Street.
Antoinette likes to work in a "series" and to paint on location "en plein air". You'll often find her around the waterfront painting so be on the lookout for Antoinette in her straw hat with a blue ribbon.
Her artistic career began in 1983 with watercolors. Later a magazine article inspired her to try pastels and she loved them! Her very first pastel "Staten Island Ferry" was accepted into the 1991 Pastel Society of America's annual show. The first of many pastels to be accepted into national exhibitions and regional galleries.
In The New York Times, Sunday March 3, 2002 Art Reviews/Helen A. Harrison wrote: "Brilliant color is also a hallmark of Antoinette Janecki's small pastel "Surf at Montauk" in which sea and sky are equally animated."
Inspired by Impressionist Claude Monet, Antoinette traveled to his home in Giverny France to paint the ponds and gardens. Although primarily self-taught, she also studied with Master Pastelist Richard Pionk at The Art Students League in NYC.
Her work is exhibited at the Fiedler Gallery, 207 Main Street or make an appointment to visit her studio at 404 First Street. Or if you see the nautical flags and "art studio open" sign please stop in to see her at work.