A mother of three, Janice solely supported herself and her family first as an oil painter and a potter, and then she went on to study sculpture at Detroit’s prestigious Center for Creative Studies (CCS). After only twelve weeks of schooling, the CCS faculty recognized her talents and awarded her with a full-time studio in which to work and create. Janice studied at CCS for three and a half years and in 1977 went on to set up a studio in downtown Detroit where she sculpted portrait busts in the window of her studio.
Her work there attracted the attention of many prominent people and in the next few years, Janice was asked to sculpt over 200 portrait busts. Her assignments included former Michigan Governor G. Mennen Williams and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
We hope you enjoy viewing her works here at the Natural Accents Gallery of Taos as much as we do having them on exhibit in the gallery for your viewing pleasure.
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JANICE B. TRIMPE - Sculptor
The Natural Accents Gallery of Taos is pleased to introduce the works of one of our latest Sculptors, Janice B. Trimpe. Janice Trimpe’s career spanned over 40 years. The scope of her work with Hydrostone as exhibited here in the Natural Accents Gallery as well as with other materials throughout her career is exceptional and intriguing.
In Janice’s later creative expressions, her passion became creating monuments that were larger than life. These commissioned pieces, primarily located in southeastern Michigan, are predominantly figurative in nature and adorn such public sites as municipal offices, the grounds of historic buildings, and downtown pedestrian malls. Her monuments are also to be found in Japan, New York, Ohio, and Florida. Worldwide, Janice Trimpe was one of the few women who sculpted Monuments.
Here is an example of one of her finely crafted monuments.
MY OTHER SELF,
TWO STEPS BACKWARD,