Michael Janosky

“I have been creating visual art for as long as I can remember. I continue to be called to the scenes of my childhood, on the shores of Lake Michigan.”

Michael Janosky

CityNoblesville
CountyHamilton
Painting
Oil on canvas
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One unique aspect of Michael Janosky’s work is its sense of motion. You can feel the breeze. In some of his paintings, you can almost smell the wind.

“I strive to capture the mood of the scene and relay a sense of place,” he says.

It’s the rhythms of nature and its motions in wind, sky and water that he captures best.

“As a landscape painter, being a Hoosier is paramount in my work,” he says. “The Indiana landscape offers a variety and complexity of environments, as well as opportunities to experience the simple and often understated beauty of our surroundings.”

Michael grew up in Michigan City, in the northwest corner of Indiana, an environment dominated by windy breezes and stunning sunsets along the shores of Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes.

While primarily self-taught, he studied art history and art appreciation at Purdue University, along with taking oil painting and photography instruction at the Northern Indiana Artists Association in Munster.  His passion for art today, however, took root when he was a young child.

“I remember exploring the aisles and shelves at Glenn L. Firme, in Beverly Shores,” he says of an arts store near his hometown, “imagining the possibilities of all the different media. It was like opening a treasure chest — so much wonderful stuff in such a small space!

“I tried many and quickly found that oil painting provided the results I was seeking, and also a process I found satisfying,’ he adds.

Michael’s paintings are vibrant and high-chroma, incorporating brushwork that remains visible to render the elements of the landscape.

“I am inspired by the colors, shapes, atmosphere, and seasonal changes in the Indiana landscape,” he says. “I strive to remain truthful to my subject while emphasizing that which makes it unique, interesting and worthy.”

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