Janice Leonard’s work continues her fascination with a place where her roots and history permanently reside. The land still has that atmosphere and a sense of timelessness that she never loses.
In this series she is looking at the surrealism of an era when technology produces immediate references to an unending natural environment.
Leonard still uses sketches and notes as a primary reference, but now her iPhone camera has become an essential tool as well. The photos are tagged geographically as “Annapolis Subd. B” an ironically clinical description of a place named “paradise”.
Janice Leonard, Paradise, 8:16 p.m., Last night before I head home, acrylic on canvas, 2016