I paint with texture including handmade paper, fabric, lace, rope, string, found objects and puzzle pieces. I like to be able to reuse what I can to create art from recycled fragments of a previous life. I have taken quilts apart and used certain elements in my work. I believe that I use so many different types of materials to integrate what I have with my vision but also to be inclusive and experimental.”  Janet Brugos



I find themes of natural elements like water and all its forms, urban landscapes and animal in the wild most alluring. One of my recent exhibits was called “Water Defined” at the East Bay Municipal Water District in Oakland and included such themed works as waterfall, rain, river and whirlpool.


My piece “Statute of Liberty” evokes my belief in equality of genders and races but it can also represent our nation in its strongest sense.

Many of my pieces can be catagorized as urban landscapes — Statute of Liberty, Bay Bridge, Lake Merritt by Night and Buckingham Fountain.



I believe places such as airports, train stations, libraries, hospitals are ripe for public art. Multitudes pass by and often quickly. However, a slight glance can turn into a studied moment which can lead to research into that art’s message.





I believe where there is art available for all to see, it helps to breed tranquility, admiration and a positive spirit.



5 Responses to About

  1. aishasoasis says:

    Greetings again from Egypt! So happy to find you, and looking forward to reading/seeing more! ;^)


    • Kathleen_Vail says:

      Hi Janet! Three years later and I’m in Vancouver BC now – hope you are well! Don’t be surprised by the name change, I’m still Aisha, and I’m still Kathleen, too – I’ve got my new WP site/blog for my reconstruction of Achilles’ shield up and running (theshieldofachilles.net) finally and I’ll try to keep up with you more these days. Peace and Blessings!

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  2. I envy your talent, still curious about you, you told us about your artwork but nothing personal.


  3. brugosjart says:

    Hi Claudia: Did you read my introduction? http://101april2014.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/janet-brugos-who-i-am/
    I am also in process of changing blog title and tags. I wil check you out shortly. Janet


  4. Hi,

    I’m Tokoni, A student and poet. Its nice to meet your I’d like to invite you to my blog, http://www.insanitybeautiful.wordpress.com if you’re interested. Thanks!  


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