Janice La Motta is a visual artist with a forty year career as both a studio artist and an arts administration professional. She has balanced a career as a practicing artist while serving in the positions of curator at the New Britain Museum of American Art; as owner and director of a contemporary fine arts gallery - Paesaggio Gallery (later known as La Motta Fine Art); and most recently as the executive director of the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum. She considers her successes in her professional life and leadership roles due in part to being a working artist. As a painter she has exhibited her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the country. She currently lives and works in Ulster County, NY.
I am constantly observing the natural world, and absorbing the sensations of my experiences. These sensations are filtered through the crucible of memory, and in the studio they make their way into the painting in sometimes obvious and sometimes unconscious ways. Painting is an attempt to describe the ineffable. The act of painting informs the development of the image. For me, what makes a painting engaging is when I arrive at the right balance of intention and uncertainty.