Wildish Spirits

I strive to evoke a powerful message of the shared spaces between nature and humanity in my paintings.  I reflect on the fragile that has radiant inner strength when creating my ” Wildish Spirits.”  The fragile leaf that grows from the strong tree.  I am inspired by strong feminine characters who draw strength from within and protect our natural resources. I reminisce of my childhood days when I roamed and explored the forest.      

Artist Statement 
A world of radiant enchantment merged with the lush details of the forest inspires me to create my current series “Wildish Spirits.”  Childlike memories of magical beings float through the landscape of my mind and fill my paintings.  I reflect on a childhood spent with the Northern California and Oregon forests as my playground.  These memories come to life in my paintings. My work examines relationships between nature, animals and people as well as representing a strong protective and nurturing awareness.   I explore intertwining the “Wildish Spirits” that fill the pages of my journal with the earthly visions that come from my brush.  Their dance calls to me; therefore, I continue to paint.

Painting by Janell Mithani of  mermaid playing the violin
VIOLA, 24″ x 36″, acrylic on canvas Musical Mermaids Series
FLAME 24″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas
protector painting by Janell Mithani
PROTECTOR, 36″ x 60,” acrylic on canvas
FAWN painting by Janell MIthani
FAWN, 30″ x 24,” Acrylic on canvas
Le Lapin, Bunny, 24″ x 20,” Acrylic on canvas
DOE painting by Janell Mithani Wildish Spirit Series
DOE, 30″ x 24,” Acrylic on canvas
Among the Trees Painting by Janell Mithani
Among the Trees , 10″ x 8″, acrylic on wood
HIDDEN by Janell Mithani
HIDDEN, acrylic on bark
carousel painting with horse and clown
CAROUSEL, 20″ x 16,” acrylic on canvas
Morning Chit Chat painting by Janell Mithani
Morning Chit Chat, 18″ x 30″, acrylic on canvas
ReflectionsbyJanell Mithani
REFLECTIONS, 10″ x 8,” acrylic on canvas
MOSS painting by Janell Mithani
MOSS, 24″ x 24″, acrylic on canvas
Violet and Grey by Janell Mithani
Violet and Grey, 24″ x 24″, acrylic on canvas
DANCING painting by Janell Mithani
DANCING, 36″ x 24″, acrylic on canvas
Forest painting by Janell Mithani
FOREST, 16″ x 20″, acrylic on canvas
ICE painting by Janell Mithani
ICE, 20″ x 16″, acrylic on canvas
DROP by Janell Mithani
DROP, 20″ x 16″ acrylic on canvas
Storm painting by Janell Mithani
STORM, 16″ x 20″ acrylic on canvas