Janis Casco Blayer
Artist Member: Valley Art Center, Clarkston, WA
Board Member: Maui Arts League
Legacy Donor: Maui Preparatory Academy and Arts Education Program
Art Education: Washington State University, University of Hawaii
Instruction: Individual classes available by appointment
Portrait Commissions: View information and pricing
2022 Schaefer Portrait Challenge: Honoree for her piece “Triage”
2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions: Awarded commission of 40 individual portraits of tournament PGA qualifiers
Maui has provided a wonderful canvas of subject matter adding to Janis Casco Blayer’s studio and plein air paintings from the Northwest and her world travels. She has worked in a variety of mediums including oil, water color, zinc plate etching and bronze sculpture among others. She has studied under many internationally recognized artists, among them Leon Holmes and John Wilson (Australia), Joe Paquet, Suzie Baker, Jane Hunt, Michele Usibelli and Morgan Samuel Price.
Janis’ work has been described as impressionistic, capturing the curious nature of animals and personalities of people. Her landscapes evoke the mood inspired by memorable settings in nature.
Casco Blayer’s most recent One-Man Show was at the Valley Art Center Gallery in Clarkston, Washington. Her work is available for purchase in her studio, Valley Art Center, Clarkston, Washington and at Sargent’s Fine Art Gallery on Front Street in Lahaina, Hawaii.
Janis moved from the Northwest to Maui in 1979 and resides in Lahaina with her husband, Jeff and their two cats.
OPA – Oil Painters of America
PSA – Portrait Society of America Hawaii State Ambassador
AIS – American Impressionist Society
NOAPS – National Oil and Acrylic Painters
HWC – Hawaii Watercolor Society