Janet Stapinski Greco’s style is impressionistic, creating oil paintings of her passions - flowers, landscapes, seascapes, and most recently, interiors. She began drawing at an early age and has always had a strong desire to create art. Born and raised in Connecticut, she moved to Pennsylvania in her early teens, where she attended the Shadyside Center for the Arts in Pittsburgh.
Janet Stapinski Greco’s style is impressionistic, creating oil paintings of her passions – flowers, landscapes, seascapes, and most recently, interiors. She began drawing at an early age and has always had a strong desire to create art. Born and raised in Connecticut, she moved to Pennsylvania in her early teens, where she attended the Shadyside Center for the Arts in Pittsburgh.
It was during her time in Connecticut that she developed a great love of the sea because of her proximity to the ocean. She enjoys gardening and is inspired by the beautiful colors of flowers and nature. Inspiration has also come from extensive travel throughout Europe, Nova Scotia and the coasts of New England, California and Oregon. Her most significant source of inspiration though comes from bi-yearly visits to Martha’s Vineyard, where she paints “en plein air” or outdoors, in the moment.
In July 2004, Janet won Best of Show in the Central Coast National Fine Art Competition which took place in Morro Bay, California. In July 2006, she traveled to France to paint on location with C.W. Mundy, in conjunction with the Chateau des Arts program sponsored by Kevin MacPherson.
“It is so important to constantly challenge one’s self to experiment with art – try different techniques to continually grow as an artist, as well as maintain that energy and excitement that I always feel when I am painting.”
Janet received an Award of Distinction in May 2007 for one of two paintings selected for the American Impressionist Society’s 8th Annual National Juried Competition held at the Hilligoss Gallery in Chicago. In August 2007, she received an Award of Excellence from the Hilligoss Gallery.
Janet is now a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society, as well as a member of the Oil Painters of America. Her painting titled “The Drawing Room” was recently accepted into the American Impressionist Society’s 20th Exhibition to be held at the Salmagundi Club in New York City during September 2019.
“I find Impressionism to be liberating and exciting as an artist. I am drawn to the looser techniques/paintings, as I feel I have a more emotional connection when things are left to one’s imagination – with everything not so perfectly spelled out for the viewer. From my perspective, there is that air of mystery, which makes the paintings so much more visually interesting, as well as more personal to each viewer.”
She is a prolific painter, and her work is in many private collections across the United States, as well as in recent years in galleries in Pittsburgh and on Martha’s Vineyard.