About the artist
Jana Matusz, plein air painter from Arlington, MA, studied painting at Harvard University, Oxford University, Krakow's Academy of Fine Art, and Massachusetts College of Art. She taught for many years at the college level, and continues to teach selected workshops and classes.
Jana works exclusively from direct observation, never from photographs. Once an avid painter of trucks and construction equipment, she now finds inspiration in nature and landscape, especially the strong, powerful rocks of Maine and Cape Ann. She frequently paints the rocky coastal landscape, but her subject matter also includes townscapes, still lifes, animals and people. She paints primarily in acrylic, but loves to draw in all media -- figure drawing is a particular passion.