By Desiree Williams
Michael Janosky has been an artist for as long as he can remember. After reading articles about art, watching art documentaries and drawing as a child, he found his passion for oil painting in high school.
Now, Janosky primarily paints landscapes in his studio at Nickel Plate Arts in Noblesville.
“I really enjoy looking for changes in the landscape through the seasons, and also at different times of day and under different skies and different types of clouds in the sky,” he said.
Janosky’s work will be on display with that of Kathryn Houghton in an exhibit at the Hoosier Salon Carmel Gallery, 22 N. Range Line Rd. The exhibit, “Near and Afar: A Matter of Perspective,” will begin at 5 p.m. Feb. 10 with an opening reception and will run through February.
Janosky said his paintings show subjects from a distance while Houghton’s focus more on close-ups, which inspired the theme of the show.
“I’m really excited to have this opportunity,” he said. “This will be the biggest exhibit I’ve been part of in my career at this point, so it’s an exciting opportunity.”
Janosky is creating two large-scale paintings for the exhibit and showcasing more than 20 other pieces, all of which will be for sale. Many of his paintings feature beaches, dunes and lighthouses inspired by his hometown of Michigan City with its views of Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
“It’s a unique region up there,” he said. “The dunes are an environment unto themselves, so there are a lot of natural elements that you see there that at a certain point you almost take them for granted. But looking at them with an interest in painting, I started seeing things in them that made me want to express what I was feeling when I looked at the landscape.”
Janosky is a juried artist member of Indiana Artisan, Hamilton County Artists’ Association, Oil Painters of America, Hoosier Salon and Indiana Artists. He also works as a substitute teacher in Noblesville, where he lives with his wife and two children.
For more, visit www.michaeljanoskystudio.com.