Janice Bartke Thompson
Janice Bartké Thompson arrived in Texas in 1959 when her parents emigrated from New York City to Ft. Worth. She currently makes residence in Palo Pinto County and maintains her studio-gallery in Mineral Wells, Texas. She is past president of the Mineral Wells Art Association and an active member.
Her interest in art began by watching and learning from her mother who dabbled in painting. Through the decades, her interest and fascination with art continued as an avocation. Considered a precocious and inquisitive sort, her education moved forward into studies of biology and chemistry, mathematics and information technology with the requisite certifications and advanced degrees culminating in retirement from Southern Methodist University in 2007 to pursue her artistic predilections professionally.
Janice’s talents and interest are many. Her skill sets include music, writing, woodworking and photography. In the early years of her artistic journey, she was a blissfully naïve artist. She gave little regard to Arts’ emotional, psychological and magical dimensions. Her interest focused on realism, wildlife depiction and still life paintings. Through education and dedication, she cultivated experience with many mediums, inclusive of oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastels and ink. Her portfolio of works today includes over a hundred works in private collections. Southwest Art Magazine recently recognized her as a Nationally Emerging Artist.
Her works have evolved with her maturity and she now focuses on an artistic convergence of her disparate scientific, metaphysical and psychological understandings. She seeks not to convey image without purpose but thoughtfully designed montages of study, values and insight. Her works today signify nothing to some and everything to others… by design.
403 W. Hubbard
Mineral Wells, Texas 76067