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Painting with my camera

By Mark Johaningsmeir

Judith Jenya is both a painter and photographer. She been a visual artist for over 40 years and has combined her love of beauty with her passion for humanitarian work on behalf of children throughout the world.

Painting with my Camera–Scenes from the Tropics, by Judith Jenya
Sat, Dec 15, 1-4pm
Cafe Muro
Loreto 14

Now she has taken her love of tropical places and created a visual invitation to enter the lush beauty of these exotic places. Her images evoke days of sun, sea breezes and crystalline waters, hikes through jungles of tree-sized ferns and verdant plants. She revels in the approaching storm and the lazy afternoon in the hammock.

Jenya lived in Hawaii for much of her adult life. She delights in returning there, as well as exploring the Mexican and Central American Caribbean region. All the images in this exhibit were taken in these amazing places over the past 12 months.

Jenya’s photographic images, like her paintings, use dense, rich colors that jump off the flat surface. They invite you to look longer and deeper at their subtleties of the tones and shape.

It is with the eye of a lover that Jenya reveals these beloved places. She is a lover of life and color. She revels in the rich variety found in the natural world and in the easily overlooked scenes of human artifacts and buildings. These are intimate scenes that bring the viewer close up into the life of that place, not just a surface image.

Jenya’s photographs have been exhibited in Hawaii, California, Bosnia, Croatia and Mexico and many hang in private collections in all these parts of the world. This exhibit will run from December 15 through 31. The artist will be present for the opening on December 15 and on the afternoon of December 31 to close the show.


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