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Janet Sorokin

I have explored many media over a long period of time in order to arrive at my present method of working. As my art evolved, I find that I can paint more freely, and express my ideas more vividly. Most recently I have tried to indicate my respect for truth and directness by consolidating thoughts and ideas to their essence.

During my student years with Paul Zimmerman, I was introduced to the magical world of Cezanne, Braque, Manet, and Picasso. They and so many other artists continue to inspire me. I can't think of anything I would rather do than go to a museum to stand before a beautiful Matisse or Bonnard, and fall in 
love with their work all over again.

Art has filled my life, and has become my main focus. 
I am always surprised when someone says to me "Do you still paint?" I realize that they don't know me at all.

My passion for art is who I am. And as the years have gone by, it all feels deeper and more meaningful.

My present artistic medium is collage. I paint various shapes with acrylic paint,and incorporate foreign materials such as straw, sand, sawdust - and most recently, cherry stems. These added fibers create textures in my work, producing shadows, and making the surface more varied and the composition more interesting.

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Celebration

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Nevermore

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Contemplation

Aftermath