Testimonials!  about the artwork of Janet Morgan

On the Death Valley Art Cards:
"These are beautiful works evocative of the great beauty of our land."     -  Ken Burns, director  of The National Parks, America's Best Idea

“Her large watercolors with their bright colors and sweeping bold strokes uplift you to a place of joy and enlightenment.”         - Helen-Ann Brown Curator of Exhibitions Weill Cornell Medical Library
“I love your paintings! I am a belly dancer and teacher…Your painting The Possessed really captured the trance like, ecstasy that is felt when you give yourself to the dance...any dance.”    - Harika, actress, dancer, teacher

I can't tell you how many compliments I've received on your work, and how well its helped in bringing attention to our modest production (of the play Shivaree)”   - Jean Parker on The Long Sleeve Dancer. Publicist, Oakland University, Department of Music, Theatre and Dance

“Your work is full of passion, energy that jumps up and grabs you, the feeling is almost bigger than life.  Janet, what I get from your work is this great positive energy with a unique style of mystique and mythology, the colors are so loud and playful, you have no fears and no intimidations.  Your characters burn and ache in ecstasy but all in celebration.”       - Grace Ramirez,  Public Art for Public Schools, New York City Board of Education.

“Morgan's Supreme Beings confront us with the soul of our beliefs, images of the Imageless, visions of the Invisible, nomenclatures of the Unnamable! ”   - Judith Malina, Co-founder of the Living Theatre

“The Drinker of Transformations presides over a huge fireplace in my hexagonal house. She is calm and I never tire of her. She could be almost any ethnic background, which makes her a possible kin to everyone who comes here for musical soirees and pot luck gatherings and to visit. I made an overhead from the slide of her and use it at the beginning of many of my workshops, just to have something beautiful on the screen as people walk in.”   -Chjrlotte Kasl, Author of If The Buddha Dated and many other titles

“The unique subject matter of Janet's paintings brings the pantheon of deities into the contemporary realm. Her renderings continue to delight and amaze me; the sheer volume of work represented in them astonishes and inspires me.  The titles of their Aspects often make me laugh as they pluck a string of everyday life.”   - Loren Polans, collector

Hers is a vision of a sloe-eyed odalisque, foreign and exotic with its roots in Manet and Matisse. Morgan’s paintings are decorative, patterned and sensual. She uses watercolor to all its advantage, in some passages loose and suggestive, in others dense and vibrant. The figure is the critical element, spilling out of the composition, directly drawn, engaging the viewer, demanding attention.”  - Janet Braun-Reinitz, The Ithaca Journal

“Janet Morgan's exotic and mystical art captures the intense passionate movement, spirituality, and grace of bellydance. We feel the dancer's longing for union with Divinity. Other works evoke a sense of serenity. To meditate on the undulating explosions of color and line inspires a gratitude for the mysterious Spirit behind her expressive work.  I am honored to have been a subject for her brush.”    - Jehan, dancer, producer, musician

“There are any number of artists who portray, with great veracity, the features of the landscapes around us.  Janet is one of a very few who convey, with stirring luminosity, the vivid textures of our primal relationship with place and the wonders of those landscapes mirrored within us.“  Rowland Russell, writer, ecologist

“She's such an Expressionist!  Such an animated, vibrant rendering.”   Michelle Cohen, Public Art for Public Schools, New York City Board of Education on the
Jackrabbit drawings.

“I really enjoyed your opening!  Having your paintings and dancers in the same space, so they could be experienced together was very exciting.  I enjoyed Willow a lot, I had never seen her before.  She is so graceful.  And it blew me away to see Serpentessa, I felt we were rewriting Genesis, which seems to be a good idea!”     -Susanna Plotnick – artist and dancer

From a Review of The Mask Of Medusa, a book of poetry by Sheryl St. Germain:
“These poems are accompanied by artwork by Janet Morgan. These bold line drawings look like woodcuts. Stylized, suggestive of repressed power and internal violence, these illustrations do a good deal to communicate the spirit of the poetry. Their curves and flowing lines underscore the seamless images of this provocative collection."                  - Vortex: A Critical Review

“Your artwork is just mesmerizing!”  -Zenaide, Middle Eastern Dancer

“Just wanted to let you know that the folks who work on our production, cover and layout are absolutely floored by your art and would like to choose something to use for a cover.”    -   Whole Terrain Magazine, Antioch College, Keene, New Hampshire

“I just wanted to say that I thought you gave a wonderful and inspiring presentation yesterday at Tabla Rasa Gallery.  Both the PowerPoint, the music (especially Jehan - I just came from her web site) and the dancing were intriguing, entertaining, and a fascinating introduction to the world of bellydancing.  It think its very unique that you have devoted / integrated multiple aspects of your career into the same realm too.”  Kevin Wallace

“Your paintings never cease to amaze me.... :) “      -    Denise Cavaliere

You're more sexy with each passing year, a model of feminine pulchritude, and an Amazon of goddess proportions, Xena, Sheena, Aphrodite, and Wonder Woman, all rolled into one...
And your art's really good, too”.   -     Alki Steriopoulos, musician extraordiare

I have enjoyed visiting your web sites. And since I have been especially interested in Antarctica recently, because of my stepdaughter Elise's residence there, I was excited by Janet's Antarctica landscapes. I always considered watercolour the most difficult medium - it is incorrigible; each touch of the brush has to be final. I loved the journey along that icy coast with Janet from the comfort of my desk.”    -Inea Bushnaq, scholar of Arab folktales
"Gorgeous! Thank you! I LOOOOVEEEE your self-portraits!"   - Linda Gnat Mullen, Reiki Master

"Fabulous, dynamic Dionysian energy, Janet!   Its a perfect image-scape of the enflamed Ino," – Linda Rapuano of Noyes Dance

"And even more, thank you so very, very much for the art. It will find a place of honor in our house and remind me each time I see it of how our searches for something more than transience leads us to bounce our creativity off each other and with each collision, sparks are created. Thank you for sharing your fire with me."   - Peter Samelson, Magician

“No matter how your watercolors look to you, you have given yourself a spring-like transparent New Year's presence.”  - Zois Shuttie, Painter