Janis Livingston, Mixed Media
The backdrop to Janis�s artistic development is interesting. Her grandfather made carriages for the Tsar and later on her father owned two truck manufacturing buildings on Wooster Street in downtown New York City right in the middle of a burgeoning art scene. She found herself being drawn to it and enjoyed exploring different ways of expressing her fascination with all the interesting artists to which she gravitated. This early experience has continued to inspire her to respond with her own personal expression to the art world around her even to today. Her advice for young artists is to just keep doing your work and not to judge it. Society is reflected through the eye of the artist and their contribution is what enriches everyone�s lives. She can�t imagine life without art and encourages all to not only believe in their work, but to share their convictions with others.