ArtBirdsNature

Prints and Art from Nature

Announcement    Welcome to ArtBirdsNature (formerly berkeleySU) - Prints and Art from Nature. Ken Januski is an artist living in Philadelphia, PA. All of my recent work focuses on nature, birds in particular. I have exhibited in the annual exhibition of the Society of Wildlife Artists in London in 2011, 2012 ,2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Though there are numerous bird and wildlife art juried shows this is the only one that I make a serious attempt to get into. I am not British. My background is thoroughly American. I just find British and European wildlife art the most appealing. I think that is primarily because much of it is less enthralled by photographic likeness and more concerned with the life of bird and environment and also with artistic life. I'm also happy to say that I exhibited one of my moku hanga prints at the Sumi-Fusion Exhibition at The International Moku Hanga Conference in Japan in late 2021. Since I'm fairly new to moku hanga this is a great honor to me. As is my participation in the annual exhibits of the Society of Wildlife Artists.

To buyers: Since I occasionally buy at Etsy myself I sometimes find myself in your shoes. I say this specifically about being pestered to write reviews of purchases. I often ask buyers to leave reviews if they are comfortable doing so. But I don’t want to be a pest so I say it once in a note accompanying purchase and leave it at that. I hope Etsy will do the same. I don’t like to be pestered and I assume others don’t either.

This store was formerly called berkeleySU, a tip of the hat to the place where I began my printmaking education, the basement of the student union at UC Berkeley. As the store primarily sold my prints when I opened it seemed appropriate. But I have a very lengthy history in abstract art. I also have a fairly old blog called Art, Birds, Nature which seems to well summarize my interests. In 2016 I finally decided to try to unify my blog and my Etsy store by using the same name for both. The store now includes work in linocut and woodcut as well as watercolor, acrylic and various drawing media. In 2017 I also began working in moku hanga, a Japanese method of woodblock printing. That is now my primary artistic medium.

My older strictly abstract work is also available on Etsy at OldAndAbstract.

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Last updated on Jun 29, 2022

Welcome to ArtBirdsNature (formerly berkeleySU) - Prints and Art from Nature. Ken Januski is an artist living in Philadelphia, PA. All of my recent work focuses on nature, birds in particular. I have exhibited in the annual exhibition of the Society of Wildlife Artists in London in 2011, 2012 ,2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Though there are numerous bird and wildlife art juried shows this is the only one that I make a serious attempt to get into. I am not British. My background is thoroughly American. I just find British and European wildlife art the most appealing. I think that is primarily because much of it is less enthralled by photographic likeness and more concerned with the life of bird and environment and also with artistic life. I'm also happy to say that I exhibited one of my moku hanga prints at the Sumi-Fusion Exhibition at The International Moku Hanga Conference in Japan in late 2021. Since I'm fairly new to moku hanga this is a great honor to me. As is my participation in the annual exhibits of the Society of Wildlife Artists.

To buyers: Since I occasionally buy at Etsy myself I sometimes find myself in your shoes. I say this specifically about being pestered to write reviews of purchases. I often ask buyers to leave reviews if they are comfortable doing so. But I don’t want to be a pest so I say it once in a note accompanying purchase and leave it at that. I hope Etsy will do the same. I don’t like to be pestered and I assume others don’t either.

This store was formerly called berkeleySU, a tip of the hat to the place where I began my printmaking education, the basement of the student union at UC Berkeley. As the store primarily sold my prints when I opened it seemed appropriate. But I have a very lengthy history in abstract art. I also have a fairly old blog called Art, Birds, Nature which seems to well summarize my interests. In 2016 I finally decided to try to unify my blog and my Etsy store by using the same name for both. The store now includes work in linocut and woodcut as well as watercolor, acrylic and various drawing media. In 2017 I also began working in moku hanga, a Japanese method of woodblock printing. That is now my primary artistic medium.

My older strictly abstract work is also available on Etsy at OldAndAbstract.

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Prints and Paintings from Nature

I started my shop in late 2010 about the same time I took up linocut for the first time ever. Etsy like the perfect place to show and sell this type of multiple-edition work. Eventually I added other types of prints as well as other types of painting and drawing to the shop.

Since 2017 my main printmaking medium has been moku hanga, or Japanese woodblock.

I've been an abstract artist for about 30 years and only turned to naturalism in 2006. My interest in birds, nature and the outdoors became my main artistic subject. Slowly I added media that I used abstractly to my naturalist portfolio. So now I work in watercolor, charcoal, pastel, and acrylic as well as linoleum block, woodblock and moku hanga.

In 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016 I exhibited in the annual exhibit of the Society of Wildlife Artists in London. In 2011 and 2012 I was a finalist for the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year in the International Category. I also have exhibited numerous times in the Gallery of the Commons the online gallery of Wildlife Art Journal.

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    Ken Januski is an artist based in Philadelphia, PA. After about 20 years as an abstract painter, he turned to insects and then eventually birds in 2006. He currently works in watercolor, linocut, woodcut, moku hanga, acrylic, charcoal and pastel.

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