Janice Anthony is a realist painter whose works are inspired by the natural world. She focuses on formal elements when she paints, such as patterns, shadows, reflections, and the contrasts of light and dark. Anthony begins a new piece by working first from sketches or photographs of her subject, but once she has an image from existing sources she continues to remove, add, and edit, until the painting takes on a separate life of its own.
Anthony's paintings have been chosen for numerous regional, national, and international exhibitions, including "Masterworks from the International Guild of Realism" 2015 traveling museum exhibition; "Re-Presenting Realism VI" at the Arnot Museum, Elmira, New York, the 2011 Biennial Center for Maine Contemporary Arts, Rockport, Maine; and the 2008 Contemporary Realism Biennial, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Anthony has been the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Grant, and has had numerous one-person shows at galleries including the Frost-Gully Gallery in Freeport, Maine, and the Sherry French Gallery in New York, New York.
Anthony received her BFA from Boston University.