Close Up on Art: Janet Strayer

SFU professor emerita goes with nature’s flow for colourful images

The water — and sometimes air — journey between Vancouver and Saturna Island, in the Gulf Islands, has had a profound impact on the life and work of Janet Strayer. 

And, this month, in the Atrium Gallery at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam), the painter will show some of her abstracts and representational images of the land, sea and sky — including this image, called Renewing Earth — in an exhibit titled FLOW: Nature, Art and Mind.

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A native of Germany, a Fulbright scholar and retired psychology professor from Simon Fraser University, Strayer presents deliberate strokes and quick action in pouring paint in layers to create different energies and textures found in the natural environment.

Renewing Earth

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