Lake Merritt by Night
by Janet Brugos
bay bridge by Janet Brugos
Brugos got her start exhibiting art in France in 1991. She got some advice from a French Artist to enter the Salon Des Independants. To her surprise after she was in that huge show, she WAS invited to show in galleries in Paris. It was in the early days of Collage revival. From Paris Brugos moved to Beulah, Colorado to the pure air and foothills of the high mountains in eastern Colorado. She joined a local art guild where she continued on her art path. As a result of a members show in Pueblo Colorado she was invited to show at Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. It was held in the board of directors room. Brugos learned fast what the little red dots were. (They indicate a piece of art has been sold.) It was a most fortunate experience .
Brugos art has evolved. When she first started while living in France, she used papers torn from magazines. She now uses water media as a background. She uses whatever texture seems appropriate, whether that be fabric, lace, rope or handmade paper.
Janet moved back to the Bay Area in 2005 to the dazzling art scene in Oakland. To her art making is as important as breathing. Brugos loves to encourage others to make art. Janet has many ideas for more series. With a series, you can explore the different elements as within the Ice Thins series: Arctic Ice Cap Flows to Ocean, Ice Tunnel, Significant Split, Ice Calving, and Silhouettes. Brugos' love of travel has taken her to many places near and far. Learning from other cultures stimulates an artist's mind.