Run: September 20 – October 11
Reception: Thursday, October 11, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
I don’t usually work from observation. I like maps and aerial views, so I sometime trace maps as a starting point and then work with color and composition as I wish. My seascapes are based on real places as starting-off points, then I improvise. Because they are unglazed, I can change my pieces radically with paint even after they are fired. My sister, Caroline Knox gives me the titles for my work.
Three artists I admire are Milton Avery, Albert Pinkham Ryder and Charles Simmons. In Milton Avery I admire the open landscapes and use of color. I am drawn to Albert Pinkham Ryder’s meditative seascapes. I admire Charles Simmons because when I was a little girl I built little villages with sticks and found materials in the grass, and his work reminds me of making those villages. My work is unlike these artists, but I appreciate what they have contributed to my work.
More about Trintje Jansen
Trintje Jansen was associate professor of art education at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design for 26 years. She is currently an adjunct professor at Mass Art teaching a course called “Drawing for the First Time” through Continuing Education. She majored in painting at Boston University and later received a master of art education from Antioch University. She participates in the annual South Coast Artists Open Studios by opening her studio in Westport, Mass for the weekend event, and has an annual sale in December in Somerville, Mass. Her work is represented in private collections including those of Corita Kent and Henry Horenstein.