Meditation and the creative act of making art for me is a way of life, a way of seeing, and a way of reaching and maintaining wakefulness and awareness.   

Artist Jan Kirstein

Mixed media collage on stretched canvas. Japanese paper, watercolor, charcoal, colored pencil, graphite, acrylic, sumi-e ink.
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Fine Art by Janis Kirstein includes large abstract paintings on stretched canvas, tyvek, or 100% rag paper, fine art prints, and a wide range of related items. Janis has been painting professionally for over 30 years.


Find original paintings as well as a large variety of prints and accompanying interior accessories by Kirstein here .

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 “Childhood Memories,” 40″ x 60,” Diptych on stretched canvas.
“This mixed media painting includes acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, graphite and colored pencil and is a replication of my memory of drawing on the walls of my bedroom as I stood in my baby bed.
Because my parents had confiscated all of my drawing materials to preserve their walls, I resorted to drawing by scraping the wall with my hair barrette. This worked fairly well for me and I was able to accomplish my work of art despite the absence of materials at hand.”
  Janis Kirstein

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  • Shout out to Janis Kirstein who created the design for this lovely tote. The design reminds me of the Holy Spirit so it’s become the bag I tote to church with all my church gear! 

    Sharon Kutz-Mellem, Presbyterian Ministersharon bag

    Sharon Kutz-Mellem, Presbyterian Minister, Louisville, Kentucky

  • Jay Kratz says about the Kirsteinfineart  new website: This is great, Jan ! I love that you’ve managed to leverage technology while maintaining your authenticity as an artist and educator. Your work has continued to evolve in a very rich way. Keep posting all of your cool work and Congrats on staying current, purposeful and innovative. This is so inspirational to us “want to be” artists with credibility and validation! Jay Kratz is the Director of Real Estate Development at Price Hill Will and Owner at JAK and Associates Design, LLC

    Jay Kratz, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • I really enjoyed looking at your work.  I am impressed that you can work in so many formats, but you intuitively understand how it is all related. Your abstract paintings are my favorites–they remind me a little of Twombly and Gorky.


    Leslie Anglin, Artist

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