Janet Rickus is an American still life painter who lives in Great Barrington MA.
Hers is a contemporary realism that uses fruit, vegetables, and crockery as subject matter. Her studio is illuminated by natural northern light, a driving principle in her work. All the objects Rickus painstakingly arranges are treated with affection. In her borrowed series, each painting has an object borrowed from friends and other artists, in this way creating a closer bond between Rickus and her audience.
Janet Rickus exhibits her work at Gallery Henoch in NYC, and the Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA. It is also currently included in a group exhibition “Food for Thought” at the Louis K. Meisel gallery. Rickus has received the Massachusetts Cultural Council award for painting and has had major retrospectives at the Springfield Museum of Art and The Berkshire Museum.