Welcome to Jana Parkes' Online Art Gallery

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     Blessings, and thank you for visiting my online gallery of art!

 

     I feel that art nurtures and feeds our souls, and painting is what I feel passionate about doing.  I also feel that it is a part of my purpose in life.

     With most of the paintings on the website I have descriptions of how I experience them, but each person will have their own experience of them.  Also, for some of the paintings I have blogged the story of their creation.

     Whether you're just viewing or buying, I hope that you enjoy them!  I certainly feel blessed by them, both in creating them and while they are here, before they to go to a new home.
     I would hope that for the paintings that go to a new home that it would be like the woman on an Antiques Roadshow said when she told the host that she'd had the painting that she had with her for 20 years, and that she hadn't "finished looking at it yet".

     If you would like to be informed of my latest news including paintings, shows and new blogs, then click here to subscribe to the newsletter, which is sent out every couple of months (sometimes longer).
     To see the latest additions in paintings and blogs scroll further down this page to the "What's New?"  section on this page. 

 Artist's Statement
     I feel within me a deep, inner drive, and need, to express through painting.  When I paint, I never know what is going to come through.  Before I paint I ask, with an open heart, for whatever is for the highest good for all.  To me, what most often seems to come through are depictions and energies of Love, Light and Joy.  Other times it's about the fullness of life including celebration, grieving, and passion.

     Some of the paintings are cosmic looking with stars and nebula, reminding us of a bigger picture of life, and some are what I call "energy expressions".  Expressions of what is there, but not visible to our human eyes.
     As the scientists tell us, nothing is really solid, it is all varying vibrations of energy.  This includes both things that we see with our physical eyes, and also things that we can't see, like love, passion and other emotions.

     I really like how Madelaine L'Engle put it in "A Wrinkle in Time" when she said, "What is visible is temporary, what is invisible is eternal." 

 

      There is a fascinating video of a talk that Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroanatomist and brain researcher, gave to a TED conference describing how, when she had a stroke, she discovered how the right brain connects with the larger world of energy and oneness, and how the left brain perceives and manages the world of physicality and separation.  Click here to see this 18 minute video.

     Perhaps a good way to describe the paintings is to share what a friend wrote in an e-mail after the holidays, after she had received the fourth painting that she has bought from me over the years:  "Your painting was so enjoyed by many and it has truly been an inspiration for me!  I cannot really explain the radiance that comes from it, but I know that you were definitely inspired when creating it.  Again, I am so blessed to have one of your special creations here to enjoy.  I really cannot say that they are merely paintings hanging on my wall.  Each one has a special message for me and it seems that every one brings more depth and unexplained love than the prior one."
 

     To learn more about how I paint, or more about my background click here.

     So, feel free to peruse the paintings, blogs, etc., and even come back for more.  Enjoy, and thanks again for visiting!  Blessings!   

          "The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection"    - Michelangelo

 

 
What's New?!

 

August 1st, 2014

A new newsletter has been sent out with the latest news on paintings, prints and shows, etc.  Click here to sign up for the newsletter, or contact me to get a copy of the newsletter emailed to you.

 

July 31st, 2014

Now available are giclee prints of the painting "Here and Now".

"Here and Now", Giclee prints

 

 

July 17th, 2014 

This is one of the paintings that was started in Arizona and finished after returning to Oregon.

"Gratitude, Life Is"  (22" x 28")

     Click here to read the blog about the creation of this painting (you may have to scroll down), or here to see what prints of the painting are available.

 

 

May 17, 2014 

Posting the first three of the paintings that were finished while I was in Prescott, AZ for the winter.

 

"Celestial Choirs, Sing Your Praises"  (22" x 28")

Giclee prints of this painting are available here.


"Possibilities"  (5" x 7", sold)

 

"Happy, Dance With Me"  (11" x 14")

 

 

January 7th, 2014

Two new comfort blankets have been added to the blanket collection, along with two that were posted a couple weeks ago.

 

"Reminder to Play", 60" x 72" comfort blanket

 

"Transformation of the Heart", 60" x 72" comfort blanket

 

"Fairies in the Garden of My Dreams", 60" x 72" comfort blanket

 

"A Gathering of Goddesses", 60" x 72" comfort blanket

 

 October 1st, 2013

Two new Giclee prints have been added to the available prints collection.


"The Divinity Within", Giclee prints

 

"Fairies in the Garden of My Dreams", Giclee prints

 

 

June 6th, 2013

"Dancing Among the Stars" is also now available in professionally made Museum quality Giclee prints.

"Dancing Among the Stars" Giclee prints

 

 

 February 26th, 2013

Professionally made Museum quality Giclee prints are now available of the painting "A Gathering of Goddesses" and also of the painting"Reminder to Play" (see July 24th posting below for photo of painting). 

 

Giclee Prints

 

July 24th, 2012

A new painting has been posted:

 

"Reminder to Play"  (11" x 14", Sold)

Prints available

 

 

July 11th, 2012

Another new painting has been finished and posted:

 

"Liquid Light", (20" x 24") 

 

July 10th, 2012

A new painting has been posted.

 

"Starry, Starry Life" (20" x 24", Sold) 

 

 

June 28th, 2012

A new painting has been finished and posted.

 

"A Gathering of Goddesses"  (20" x 24", sold)

 

June 6th, 2012

A new painting has been finished and posted.

 


"Fairies in the Garden of My Dreams"  (24" x 30", Sold)

 

May 18th, 2012

A new painting has been finished and posted.  

 


"The Divinity Within"  (24" x 30") 

 

April 26th, 2012
Prints are now available of "Transformation of the Heart":

 


"Transformation of the Heart" Giclee Prints