Janel Eleftherakis Artist (10 photos)
My first introduction to art was when I moved as a child to South Beach, Florida where my grandmother was among many things an artist. This was the early sixties and I was fascinated by my bohemian and very political Grandma. The intriguing scent of oil paints in her small artsy apartment has guided me so many years later to painting with oils myself. The afternoons that I spent exploring her photo albums crazy with so many pictures of herself, her friends and family during the tumultuous yet glorious era of the forties, penetrated my soul.
So in these paintings I render homage to Evelyn and dedicate my 'Sepia Series'.
Janel Hart Eleftherakis is a New England based artist who was born in Germany and grew up in Miami, Florida. Janel presents a collection of oil-sepia paintings that recall the glamour of the 40s and 50s, encompassing a sultry,smokey style.This series is a retrospective of an era of sophistication and alluring charm,evoking memories of a bigone time.