Self taught New York artist Janet Ternoff finds great fascination in the facades and interiors of buildings.
She works in a realistic style, at times with considerable detail. She works in a range of sizes, from 8×10 to considerably larger.
Her series of exteriors of bars, stores and restaurants feel in a way as if portraits of the establishments, with lots of attention to details of signs and other characteristics of the facades.
She also has a series of surface and subway trains as wall as a series of interiors that I particularly enjoy, particularly when they feature staircases in older buildings.
In all of her compositions, Ternoff is continually finding fascinating play of light, from brief splashes of highlights against weathered brick to deep contrasts of shadow and sunlight. She also paints scenes of twilight and nighttime, as well scenes with stormy or overcast skies.
Her website has a gallery divided into subsections, one of which, “New collection” is divided again into further subsections.
Ternoff also maintains a blog called New York Street Art.