Boring desktop wallpapers can sometimes lead to great discoveries. My inadvertent search for some radical desktop wallpapers, just so to spruce up my desktop and help minimise my creative mental blocks (whenever I startup my system for work), led me to Jean-Marc Janiaczyk.
I came across a stunning landscape oil painting in impasto technique depicting flower fields, barn and misty mountains. That was a classic case of color shock. For someone who sticks to sober colors, Jean-Marc’s verdant, bright, bold, sun filled colors set me back by a breath or two.
A self taught artist from Douai, Jean Marc has been painting for more than 20 years. Deeply inspiredd by the lovely towns of Provence and its sunny landscapes, his colorful renditions in thick impasto, are truly a delight to wander in.
From his simple stroke sunflower fields, to strikingly red flower beds, there are abundant of flowers in almost all his paintings. His paintings are dazzling. His works are fit to shock you…. into believing how stunning nature is. And that the essence of this vibrant nature can indeed be translated into a painting.
You can’t help but admire his control over the palette knife and measure. Jean-Marc Janiaczyk is one of the gifted landscape artists with finest of knife work that distinguishes a twig from a trunk in the simplest manner. Simple strokes in all directions and lo behold, there is a stunning landscapes for all to see.
The distant blue hills against azure skies, hinting snow-laden peaks, the dazzling flora in the brightest of colors, the sun-kissed fields, are any landscape impressionist’s dream. There are pathways, ponds, fountains, trees, flowers, fields, barns, that tickle your senses. Most of his paintings are dominated by nature and flora, married to civilized life. The little huts and barns repeat themselves in his collection. His paintings leave us with a sense of nostalgia, as if our childhood was spent in the sunny Provence.
There is much light, vibrancy, happiness and joy in each work that I had to write to him and he has been kind enough to share his inspiration and works.
There is no way one can pinpoint one favorite painting from his collections. Each one has its own story to tell. Each one looks happily contained in in its own world.
You cannot admire his works by glancing over the thumbnails. Each one needs to be mulled over. So grab your favorite beverage, get seated comfortably, clear out your mind and witness his creations. Please click on the image below to visit Jean-Marc Janiaczyk’s online gallery of painting.
And don’t forget to tell me what you saw…