Celebration of Artists

Pastelists Janet Kohler Bob Palmerton

Janet has been exhibiting her paintings for over 50 years and teaches workshops at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, in art venues throughout Michigan, and in Southern France! Her works can be found in national and international public and private collections. A member of several art societies, Janet loves to be outdoors creating en plein air. She can often be found painting in the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden, one of the world’s premier gardens.

Bob is a native New Yorker, who calls Southeast Michigan home. He has been painting pastel landscapes for over 17 years. His award winning works have been juried into over 30 national and international exhibits. His paintings capture landscapes inspired by adventurous hikes throughout the world. He is a member of several art societies and enjoys teaching others his love of pastels.