Janet MacLeod is an award-winning artist who lives in Newburyport, MA. She has immersed herself in the world of landscape painting both in the studio and en plein air. Janet has studied extensively in pastels and acrylics with Karen Jones and oils with J. C. Airoldi. She has also taken numerous workshops with such respected artists as Richard McKinley, Donald Jurney, and Albert Handell. In 2019 she was accepted as a Master Artist in the Newburyport Art Association.
Her subjects range from local marshes to the drama of Scotland and New Mexico which inspire imaginary landscapes. Janet strives for abstract design and bold color, which are qualities in each piece.
Ms. MacLeod has been accepted into numerous international, national and regional juried shows including “For Pastels Only” at the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Connecticut Pastel Society’s “Renaissance in Pastel”, “The Roddy Show” at the Concord Center for Visual Arts, the 13th Exhibition of the International Association of Pastel Societies, Faber Barren National Color Award Show, “CT+5” and “CT+6” at the West Hartford Art League, “It’s Pastel” at the Pastel Society of New Hampshire, “Pastels Only” at the Pastel Society of Maine and the 16th Annual Show of the Pastel Artists of Oregon. She has been awarded “Best Pastel” at several Newburyport Art Association shows. She has also had a solo show at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport.
She is a member of the following art associations: Connecticut Pastel Society, Newburyport Art Association, juried member of North Shore Arts Association, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Pastel Society of America, and the West Hartford Art League.