Janet Pearlman

Living in the Stream of Yes

About Janet

extractBlessed with gifted mentors since early adulthood, forty-three years later, Janet has created opportunities and life experiences that truly exemplify her personal mastery of living more present and awake. It is with full purpose that she uses the contrast of this life journey to fuel expansion, passion and happiness. Those who come into contact with her are beneficiaries of her compassion, humor and insight. All this along with deep skills of empathy, she has helped many move towards wellness and their own personal mastery.

These Stream of Yes pages reflect how she has translated these qualities through art, healing touch, and life skill coaching.

Janet Pearlman Paintings: Current Artist Statement

Emerging in Oranges, 24 x 30, $525

For most of us scenes of nature can evoke feelings of connection to relaxation and wholeness. When I paint landscapes, I reach for the power to touch others with this sweet resonance.  As I gaze upon the landscape, I tune into the beauty and vitality that arises.

Impulses flow; I put down color, stroke and mark.  Inside me it is as if an inner companion is whispering in my ear, directing my arm. I  listen, and then receive inspiration for how to improve the piece. In the rhythm of paint and rest I build the layers. Refocusing,  I look and feel into each stage of the developing work. As in life, I tune into the magnificence all around me, there to receive and celebrate.  A viewer recently put it this way, ” Your work conveys… the reality that the world is a blend somehow of spirit and form, emotion and a place to live.”  I want viewers to feel the beauty of the scene and perhaps find a sense of celebration.

Janet began her painting career in 1977 when she was encouraged by New York Times Art Critic, Harry Holtzman. She has since studied intensively with two artists: Lena Marchi, Abstract Expressionist painter in MA and Carla Mattioli, certified teacher in the artistic approach of Rudolph Steiner using watercolor on wet. More recently Ms Pearlman studied landscape painting with local artist Isabelle Abbot. 

Throughout her forty-three years of painting practice, she has immersed herself in many and varied forms of personal growth, developing her craft with paint as an inspired expression of this vital inner life. Currently, she creates work in Crozet, VA, sells and shows throughout the area.

Contact Janet Pearlman at 434-566-8479 or jpearl@streamofyes.com for information about purchasing a piece. View more work on her website at http://streamofyes.com/landscape-gallery.

Roster of Exhibitions of Janet Pearlman Paintings:  Click here

Janet’s Past Professional Life in Public Policy 1977- 2009

For twenty five years Janet served in Massachusetts state human service agencies designing and running new programs for various agencies. In a significant stint Janet participated in a small team who created and administered the first in the nation managed mental health and substance abuse program involving a Medicaid agency. Later at Medicaid, her work dramatically improved the availability of dental services for Medicaid members, alleviating a very challenging national policy issue. As a professional innovator she has spoken at conferences, acted as a national group facilitator and as a respected leader of program development teams.  Retired from state service in 2002, she consulted in the area of public health dental policy until 2009.

Gallery Links: Diptychs,  Landscape Gallery, Flowing Figure GalleryArchival Gallery.

(Mission statement here).